10th July 2001




Baroness (Sarah) Hogg of of Kettlethorpe is to receive an honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.


The economist, newspaper columnist and wife of former Conservative Agriculture Minister Douglas Hogg will be honoured at the university’s awards ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral at 11.30am on Tuesday 17th July.


Baroness Hogg is a policy guru and economist with extensive experience of business, government and the media. She is chairman of  the consultancy company Frontier Economics and is soon to be made chairman of 3i, Europe’s leading venture capital company.


She is also a director of P&O Princess and GKN, chairman of the Foreign and Colonial Smaller Companies Investment Trust, a governor of the BBC and a member of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee.


As head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1990 until 1995 she was closely involved in the programmes of privatisation and private finance and in negotiations leading to the creation of the World Trade Organisation.


Earlier in her career she was responsible for the economics coverage of a number of publications, including The Economist, The Times and the Daily Telegraph.


She was created a life peer in the 1995 New Year’s Honour List.


“We are pleased to be able to pay tribute to a Lincolnshire woman of high standing  whose work in the field of economics has had a profound impact,” said a university spokesman.


Others who have been honoured by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside include Michael Parkinson, the astronaut Michael Foale, Lord Rix, Lord Puttnam, John Godber, Maureen Lipman, Baroness Castle and Sir Norman Foster.



For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042



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