7 June 2019
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive of BMT has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.
The accolade, for services to the Maritime Industry, and Diversity, reflects her long-standing commitment and contribution to supporting and promoting the United Kingdom’s maritime industries, in addition to her work on STEM and promoting the importance and value of diversity in the sector.
Sir John Hood, Chairman of BMT Group, said: “On behalf of the board of BMT, may I say we are thrilled that our Chief Executive, Sarah Kenny, has been honoured by the Queen for her services to the Maritime Industries and Diversity. The award is timely recognition of Sarah's outstanding leadership in both areas over many years. We offer Sarah our whole-hearted congratulations on her OBE.”
The honour is the latest accolade for Sarah, who in December 2018 was appointed Maritime UK Vice Chair. Other appointments include the Board of the National Oceanography Centre, and membership of the Maritime Enterprise Working Group, and the UK Defence Innovation Advisory Panel. Sarah is also an Honorary Officer of the Royal Navy, and an Honorary member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors.