W arren East OM 1973 – 1980 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Engineering by the University of Bath in July 2018. Warren is the Chief Executive Officer of Rolls Royce Holdings plc having studied Engineering at the University of Oxford and later a Masters in Business Administration at Cranfield University.
Rolls-Royce is an important industrial collaborator for the University of Bath. It has supported the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications and is involved in The Light Controlled Factory, which explores the use of lasers and optical methods for measurement and the control of machines. Rolls-Royce is also highly valued in recognition of its support of the University’s outreach efforts and, in particular, the SouthWest Big Bang Fair, which promotes STEM subjects to children. The company has taken dozens of Bath students on placement over the last three years and continues to be a top employer of University alumni, with more than 150 graduates currently employed.
Warren will be officially re-opening the Monmouth School Science Block on Saturday 17th November 2018, 12.30pm.