Lord lieutenant receives honorary degreeApr 23, 2007
Mr Whitbread joined more than 400 post-graduate students at the graduation ceremony, held at St Maryâ€™s Church in Luton. A director of Whitbread plc for 29 years, Mr Whitbread was chairman from 1984 to 1992. He also served as a director of the Whitbread Investment Company and of the Sun Alliance Group.
He has been Bedfordshireâ€™s Lord Lieutenant for the past 16 years, having been High Sheriff in 1972-73, and is a patron of more than 20 local charities.