Baroness Hogg, director of consultancy firm London Economics, and a member of the House of Lords select committee on science and technology, is to succeed John Kay as LE chair on January 1. Professor Kay remains an LE director but is leaving the London Business School to become professor of management studies and director at Oxford University School of Management Studies following the retirement of Dr Clark Brundin.
Gordon Phillips, formerly senior teacher of Challney High School for Girls, Luton, has been appointed the first lay head of St Elizabeth's Special School, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. He replaces Sister Veronica Hagen, who becomes Superior of St Elizabeth's Convent on January 1.
Tony Harris, former principal of Harper Adams Agricultural College, Newport, Shropshire, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University for a life-time contribution to agricultural education.