Vice Chancellor, it is my pleasure to read the citation for Dr Lynn Morgan MBE for the award of Honorary Doctor of Business Administration.
Dr Lynn Morgan is the former Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice.
She spent nine years as CEO at the hospice, before retiring in March 2019, and was awarded an MBE in the 2020 Queen’s New Year’s Honours for Services to the Community in Cambridgeshire.
During her time at the hospice, Dr Morgan saw Arthur Rank increase its number of employees from just five to 200, as well as fundraise for, build, and move to a new purpose-built £10.5 million facility at Shelford Bottom near Cambridge, which was subsequently rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Before joining the hospice, Dr Morgan spent four years as Director of Business and Enterprise at the East of England Development Agency.
In 2017, Lynn was named Businessperson of the Year in the Cambridge News Business Awards. She currently sits on the Rising Network Advisory Board and the planning committee for the Rising Festival – a network incidentally founded by another ARU alumni, Lily Cheng.
Dr Morgan was born in Cambridge and attended the Manor School for Girls. She is an ARU alumni, having studied with us in Cambridge firstly for a Bachelor’s degree in English, and then a Master’s in Women’s Studies, graduating in 1993. She also has a PhD in Organisation Psychology from Manchester Business School.
Despite retiring from her role at Arthur Rank Hospice, Dr Morgan is still actively involved in the Cambridgeshire community through mentoring work, as well as working on a commission for health and social care reform in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. She is also currently a Governor at Cambridge Regional College.
Dr Morgan will be an outstanding role model to all our students, especially those studying the leadership of health and social care.Vice Chancellor, it is my pleasure to present Dr Lynn Morgan MBE for the award of Honorary Doctor of Business Administration.