We award Honorary Fellowships to those who have achieved international distinction in their field.
2018 Honorary Fellows
Heather Knight OBE
Heather Knight OBE is the England women’s cricket captain. She led the team to World Cup glory in the summer of 2017, lifting the trophy on home soil at Lords cricket ground and was subsequently awarded an OBE for services to cricket.
Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is an Assistant Commissioner seconded to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services from London Fire Brigade. She is also an experimental psychologist and leads on award-winning research into risk-critical decision making that is improving safety and revolutionising national command policy for all emergency services.
Lyndon Wood is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and business mentors, with involvement in several sectors including finance and insurance, health and fitness, media, property and retail. His greatest passion is sharing his knowledge and experience to help businesses and individuals achieve success.
Eleri Butler MBE
Eleri Butler MBE is Chief Executive of Welsh Women’s Aid - the national umbrella organisation working to end violence against women. A passionate campaigner for social justice and equality, in 2007 she was awarded an MBE for services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Phil Smith is Senior Independent Director of IQE PLC, a leading advanced materials solutions company based in Cardiff. Passionate about innovation, skills, technology, digitisation and leadership, he is also Chair of Innovate UK and the Tech Partnership.
Cynthia Ogbonna is the first female in the 110-year history of Cardiff Bus to be appointed Managing Director. She has worked to make public transport more accessible and sustainable and has also committed the company to be a living wage employer.
Lazarus Hangula is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia and a founding member of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA). Under his leadership, the University of Namibia has been rated among Africa’s top 30 best universities and was awarded the International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by the European Society for Quality Research.
Valerie Le Vaillant OBE
Valerie Le Vaillant OBE is a multi-disciplinary property professional, a chartered architect, town planner, surveyor and environmentalist. She manages a consultancy specialising in complex community regeneration and sustainable development projects, as well as heritage work.
David Anderson OBE
David Anderson OBE is Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, and former president of the Museums Association. He has published widely on museums, cultural policy and cultural rights, as well as a UK government report on museums and learning.