Viridor Chief Executive Honoured in Birthday List
- 28 June 2012
- People in the News
Viridor is pleased to confirm that its Chief Executive, Colin Drummond has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The award has been made in recognition of Colin's contribution to Technology and Innovation based on a lifetime's career in the private sector, culminating in twenty years at Viridor and also as an Executive Director of Pennon Group plc.
The British honours system is one of the oldest in the world. It has evolved over 650 years as the country has found alternative means of recognising merit, gallantry and service. The awards recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.
Honours lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of The Queen's official birthday. Anyone can receive an award if they reach the required standard of merit or service, and honours lists contain a wide variety of people from different backgrounds. An investiture will take place later this year.
Commenting on his award, Colin said: "It's an honour and humbling. I would like to thank everyone I have worked with at Viridor and in the recycling and waste industry more broadly over the past 20 years. I regard it as an honour for the company and our sector more generally. I have been lucky and privileged in my friends and colleagues."
In total 1,201 people have been recommended to the Queen for an award this year, with 239 receiving an OBE.