London South Bank University honours Sir Paul Judge
22 October 2014
Sir Paul Judge is a true representation of
determination and has been awarded an Honorary
Doctor of Laws by London South Bank University.
studied Natural Sciences and Management at Trinity College, Cambridge, before gaining
an MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Schweppes, rising to become the managing director of Cadbury Schweppes Kenya,
managing director of Cadbury Typhoo and subsequently group planning director.
Sir Paul eventually administered the buyout of their food companies in 1985 to
was successfully sold in 1989.
successful career in the food industry, Sir Paul was later appointed to the
Milk Marketing Board and as chair of Food from Britain, set up by the
government to promote British food exports. In 1992, he was voted Food Industry
Personality of the Year and became Director General of the Conservative Party,
overseeing a transformation of the party's organisation and a turnaround in its
He moved on to
become a ministerial adviser at the Cabinet Office, responsible for
competitiveness, deregulation, privatisation and information technology. He
subsequently set up the Jury Team where he vowed to 'clean up politics' by
providing backing and support for high-calibre candidates with no party
beginning of the 1990s, he founded the Judge Business School at the University
of Cambridge, which is now ranked among the top 10 business schools in Europe.
His keen interest in education is a thread that runs through his subsequent
business and philanthropic activities.
currently an Alderman of the City of London, Chairman of a number of
educational charities and a Director of companies in the UK, US and UAE.
In 1996 Sir
Paul was appointed a Knight Bachelor for his public and political services.
the award, Sir Paul said: "I am very honoured to receive this Honorary Degree
from LSBU where I have been on the Advisory Board for several years. The University is clearly developing well and
I look forward to assisting with its further progress."
Chancellor David Phoenix commented: "Sir Paul Judge has contributed
significantly to promoting the UK's business interests and raising the
country's profile abroad. He is a passionate advocate for education and has
been committed to making a difference in numerous sectors throughout his
career. We are delighted to present Sir Paul Judge the award of Honorary Doctor