CAs receive New Year Honours
Three ICAS Members were amongst those to be named on the New Year Honours 2022 List.
ICAS is celebrating the three CAs who were named on the New Year Honours 2022 List. Amongst those recognised were Norman Murray CA, John Denholm CA and Martin Fairbairn CA.
Norman Murray FRSE CBE CA
Norman Murray CA has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Arts. Murray, a Past President of ICAS, former Chair of the ICAS Ethics Board and current Trustee of the ICAS Foundation, has had a lifelong interest in the arts and was Chairman of Scottish Ballet from 2013 until 2020.
Speaking about his CBE to ICAS, Norman said: “The award of a CBE for service to the arts, and in particular Scottish Ballet, reflects the success and standing of the Company. My CA qualification has been a key ingredient of a varied business career and having a number of worthwhile pro-bono roles where making a difference is the objective.”
John Denholm CBE CA
John Denholm CA has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the Maritime Sector and Charities. Denholm is Chairman and Chief Executive of J. & J. Denholm Limited, the fifth-generation family business which has interests in shipping, logistics, seafoods and industrial services.
Martin Fairbairn CBE CA
Martin Fairbairn CA has also been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Fairbairn, who was until recently Chief Operating Officer for the Scottish Funding Council, was named for his services to Education.
Speaking about his CBE to The Falkirk Herald, Martin said: “I’m blown away and flabbergasted. I was genuinely not expecting it at all. Given the role I have had, I know how these things work and I certainly wouldn’t have expected to be nominated, let alone chosen.”
A contribution across the breadth of our communities
In congratulating all three on behalf of ICAS, CEO Bruce Cartwright CA said: “It is always a pleasure to see fellow members of ICAS being recognised for the contribution they make across the breadth of our communities. ICAS as a professional body congratulates these Members who, in being recognised, also demonstrate the very core of service which exists at the heart of the profession.”