City champion Dr Ann Limb receives OBEJun 13, 2011
Dr Ann Limb (pictured) has been honoured for her work in public service and for services to education.
She said: “I loved Milton Keynes from the moment I set eyes on the new city all those years ago and I try to champion our community’s vision, dynamism, partnership working and entrepreneurial spirit in all I do.
"That my passion and endeavours should be acknowledged by an honour is a wonderful way to mark 25 years here.”
She arrived in Milton Keynes in 1986 as principal and chief executive of Milton Keynes College. She was a member of Milton Keynes Partnership Committee when it was established in 2004, becoming chair in 2008 until MKP’s demise earlier this year.
Dr Limb currently chairs tourism group Destination Milton Keynes. She also chairs the committee the committee organising the international arts festival Milton Keynes IF2012, the Higher education Board at University Centre Milton Keynes and the group Milton Keynes Arts for Health.
She is patron of the Women & Work Group, a non-executive director of successful Milton Keynes-based data capture company DRS plc, e-learning training specialist Skills2Learn and Cranfield-based communications service provider BriteYellow and of the National Energy Foundation, whose headquarters are at Knowlhill.
Milton Keynes Council leader Cllr Andrew Geary said: “I am delighted that Ann has been acknowledged in this way. She is an enthusiastic ambassador for our city and plays a key role in helping Milton Keynes receive the recognition we deserve nationally and internationally.”