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Dame Colette Bowe receives honorary doctorate

The final day of Graduation saw Dame Colette Bowe, Chairman of the Banking Standards Board, conferred with the degree Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa.

Educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame at the grammar school in Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, Dame Colette studied Economics at London University, from which she holds a BSc, MSc and PhD.

She went on to become chairman of Electra Private Equity plc and Ofcom, as well as serving on and chairing a number of boards.

Dame Colette said: “I had the great benefit of being educated, between the ages of 5 and 18, by the Sisters of Notre Dame, who provided me with a superb and rounded education, which has been the basis of everything I have done in my life.

“I am delighted to be honoured by an institution whose history springs in part from those Sisters’ commitment to the education of women. I accept this honour on behalf of the women of my generation, my sister and my friends, who had the good fortune to be educated by the Sisters, and I dedicate it to the memory of Sister Margaret Taylor and Sister Sybil Boddington.”

As well as acting as Chairman of the Banking Standards Board, Dame Colette is a Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Chairman of the Tablet Trust.

Watch our interview with Dame Colette Bowe.


Published on 23/07/2018