Congratulations to Sir David Sterling (R.B.A.I. 1969-76), upon receiving a Doctor of Laws for distinction in public service. The former Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), Sir David completed over 40 years service in the NICS and is currently Chair of NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Screen and the Chief Executives’ Forum in Northern Ireland.

Sir David commented: “I am proud to receive this honorary doctorate alongside such esteemed colleagues who have helped to pave the way in their respective areas. Education has always been the cornerstone of progress and innovation. I am delighted to be part of this year’s graduation cohort and wish them every success in their future endeavours.”