Queen Honours Heriot-Watt Chair of Court for Services to Education



Frances Cairncross, Heriot-Watt University’s Chair of Court has been made a Dame of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Dame Frances Anne Cairncross, DBE has been given her award for services to education and in recognition of a very successful career as a leading British economist, journalist and academic.

Dame Frances has a wealth of experience in higher education, the private sector and corporate boards. She was appointed as the new Chair of the University Court in January of this year.  

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) and is a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy, UCLA. She chairs the Executive Committee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.