LSBU alumna Sue Black becomes an OBE in New Year Honours List 2016
05 January 2016
London South Bank University (LSBU) alumna and tech entrepreneur Dr Sue Black has become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2016. The list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.
In 1989, Sue was a single mother living on a Brixton council estate. To save her family from poverty, she enrolled at LSBU on the BSc Computing Studies. Today, she is an award-winning computer scientist, thought leader and social entrepreneur.
Recently named one of Europe’s top 50 women in tech, Sue is the founder of #techmums, a social enterprise that empowers mothers to develop digital skills and knowledge to better their lives and their children’s.
Global entrepreneur Dr Rami Ranger was also honoured this year as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Rami generously set up a £250,000 fund to run programmes and activities to help LSBU students and recent alumni to develop enterprise skills and achieve their entrepreneurial potentials.
Southwark Council leader Peter John also received an OBE. Peter is also a member of LSBU’s University Court, a group of prominent and distinguished individuals who advise on the development of the University.