Queen's Birthday Honour for University Secretary
Frank Toop, University Secretary at City University London, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The honour recognises his contribution to both higher and further education. Frank is University Secretary, with responsibility for Governance: the smooth running of the University Council and its Committees including Senate. Outside his role at City, he is a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Audit Committee and a member of the Audit Committee at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also a Governor and Chair of Audit Committee at Bromley College of Further and Higher Education.
Speaking about the award, Frank said:
"I was delighted to receive the notification about six weeks ago. The most difficult thing has been not saying anything until it was made public. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate with my family on the day the award was announced."
Giving his congratulations, Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Paul Curran said:
"I am very pleased that Frank's contribution to higher and further education has been recognised with an MBE. He has given more than thirty years of service to City and this award is thoroughly deserved."
Frank began his career at the City of London Polytechnic (now part of London Metropolitan University). He joined City in 1981 and served as Director of Finance and then as Director of Resources with a larger brief covering Finance, Property & Facilities and Human Resources. He became University Secretary in 2006. He has been a Governor in further education for 11 years.