King's alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Sir Salman Rushdie CH

Our congratulations to the King's alumni who have been recognised in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours:

Author Salman Rushdie (KC 1965) has been made a Companion of Honour in recognition of his long-standing contribution to literature. Salman joins geophysicist and King's Fellow Dan McKenzie (KC 1960) in the Order, which was founded in 1917 by George V and is limited to just 65 members at any one time.

Alumnus Julian Hartley (KC 1988) has been awarded a knighthood for services to healthcare. Julian has been Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust since 2013.

And heritage consultant David Gwyn (KC 1975) has been awarded an OBE for services to archaeology and history in Wales.

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