IFS members scoop up Queen’s award

The ifs School of Finance has revealed that two of its board members have been awarded honours in the Queens Birthday Honours list.

Board member professor David Melville, also vice-chancellor of the University of Kent, is knighted for services to higher and further education whilst professor Elaine Kempson, director, personal finance research centre, University of Bristol is to receive a CBE for services to the financial services industry.

Gavin Shreeve, chief executive of the ifs School of Finance, says: “The diversity, mix and calibre of our board of governors already provides an excellent platform from which to oversee the activities of the ifs School of Finance on behalf of all our stakeholders worldwide – students, alumni and corporations.

“The recent honours conferred on two board members further demonstrate this.

“I am delighted that the tremendous service they have given, to education and financial services respectively, has been recognised in such a way.”