Press release - 31 December 2022

Wincanton Chair awarded Knighthood in New Year Honours

Wincanton Chair, Dr Martin Read CBE, has been awarded a Knighthood for services to industry and for public and voluntary service in the New Year Honours Lists 2023, the first to be signed off by His Majesty the King.

Dr Read joined Wincanton as Chair in August 2018. He is also a member of the Council of Shakespeare’s Globe where he sits on the Audit and Risk Committee.

Dr Read has been Chair of the UK Government’s Senior Salaries Review Body, Laird plc, the Low Carbon Contracts Company, the Electricity Settlements Company and the Remuneration Consultants Group. He has served on the Boards of Lloyd’s, Invensys, Aegis Group, British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots, ASDA and the UK Government Efficiency and Reform Board. He was Chief Executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007. He was awarded a CBE in 2011.

Dr Read said:

“I am very pleased to receive this honour. I have been fortunate to work with many fantastic people throughout my career in business, government, education, charities and, more recently, at Wincanton. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all those I have worked with over the years and for their help and support in delivering good outcomes.”


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