Anthony Tomei and Andrew Dilnot awarded honours

17 June 2013

Former Director of the Foundation Anthony Tomei and former Trustee Andrew Dilnot have been awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Anthony Tomei has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to education. Anthony was Director of the Nuffield Foundation from 1995 to June 2012, having previously been Assistant Director with responsibility for the Foundation’s work in education and science. One of his key achievements from this time was brokering support for integrated education in Northern Ireland, not only leading the Foundation’s work in this area, but also encouraging other trusts and foundations to add their support.

As Director, Anthony was involved in the development of several programmes in science and education, including the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme, the Nuffield Languages Inquiry and the GCSE course Twenty First Century Science.   

In more recent years, Anthony helped develop the Foundation’s current focus on mathematics education, identifying the need for more evidence on policy and provision in the UK and how it compares to other countries.

Anthony remains committed to education and is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Education at King’s College London and a Trustee of the Bell Foundation.

Andrew Dilnot CBE has received a knighthood for services to economics and economic policy. Andrew is Chairman of the UK Statistics Authority and Warden of Nuffield College. He was commissioned by the coalition government in 2010 to examine options for funding the social care system for older adults.

Andrew was a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation from September 2009 until April 2012. During that time he made a considerable contribution to the Foundation, not least in encouraging the changes in our capacity-building programmes for the social sciences, which led to the development of our new programme designed to promote a step-change in the quantitative methods training for social scientists.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Anthony and Andrew.