Liversedge man awarded OBE

The University's Director of Finance, Andrew McConnell (pictured), will head the British Universities Finance Directors Group.  He moves into the chair after being deputy for two years.
The University's Director of Finance, Andrew McConnell (pictured), will head the British Universities Finance Directors Group. He moves into the chair after being deputy for two years.

A Liversedge man was awarded an OBE for services to accounting and the community.

The University of Huddersfield’s director of finance Andrew McConnell was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, released today (Friday).

Mr McConnell, 61, of Church View Close, said: “It’s unbelievable. It’s such an honour and unexpected.”

Mirfield-born Mr McConnell attended Whitcliffe Mount Grammar School in Cleckheaton, later becoming a chartered accountant.

For the full story, see next week’s Spenborough Guardian (out Friday, June 19).