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Centre for Digital Built Britain


In the 2020 New Year Honours List Professor Andy Neely, FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations at the University, and former Head of IfM, received an OBE for services to Research and to University/Industry Collaboration.

Professor Neely, who is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, is widely recognised for his work on the servitization of manufacturing - which involves firms (often manufacturing firms) developing the capabilities they need to provide services and solutions - as well as his work on performance measurement and management. He is Vice-Chair of the Cambridge and Peterborough Business Board and a non-executive Director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. In his role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Business Relations he works closely with the business community to encourage collaboration and innovation.

He said: “The mission of Cambridge University is to contribute to society. We do that at scale by working in partnership with others and I have been incredibly fortunate across my career to work with a wide range of talented people from universities and business. While awards single out individuals, individuals usually rely on teams and I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best teams. So while I am flattered to have been honoured, I’d really like to say thank you to all those who I have worked with for all they have done."