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OBE For College Council Member

Her Majesty The Queen has presented one of the Al-Maktoum College Council members with an OBE.

Sandra Burke, former Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce chief executive, attended a ceremony recently at Buckingham Palace. Sandra’s award recognises her services to economic development and social care in Scotland.

Principal and Vice Chancellor at the College, Dr Hossein Godazgar, said:

“On behalf of everyone at the College, we extend our congratulations to Sandra. This is a thoroughly deserved honour. “I am delighted that Sandra agreed to become a member of the College Council as she brings with her a wealth of experience that is certain to benefit the College.”

At Scottish Enterprise, Sandra was a core member of the award-winning Dundee City of Discovery campaign and is widely credited with promoting the city/region as a world-class destination nationally and internationally. At the Chamber she provided a strong voice for the local business community.

Sandra, who lives in Angus, was also an active community councillor for several years. Her husband, Tom and two sons, Steven and Lewis, accompanied her to the Palace.