Margaret Casely-Hayford who also sits on the Board of the Co-op as a member-nominated Non- Executive is passionate about educating young people in business skills and was presented with the award at the University’s graduation ceremony today (12 July).
Margaret Casely-Hayford said: “I’m deeply honoured not just to receive this award, but also to be associated with a university that is commercially and socially aware, outward looking and forward thinking. I’m impressed that it welcomes students from over 140 countries and has institutions in Africa, Asia and the Americas, as well as Europe. It’s truly inclusive.”
Margaret is passionate about creating diversity on boards and is an ambassador of Board Apprentice as well as Chair of the Advisory Board of Ultra Education, an enterprise which provides teaching of entrepreneurial skills to primary school children and a Non-Executive Director of WetZebra Media, an on-line publishing concept. She is also the manager of rap artist and digital media entrepreneur, Kelvyn Colt.
Commenting on Margaret’s Honorary Doctorate, Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, said: “It is a real privilege for Middlesex University to be able to recognise expertise, public duty and creativity by offering outstanding individuals one of our Honorary Degrees. I am delighted to be able to play a part in today’s ceremony and want to congratulate each recipient. Their achievement is very well deserved.”