Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021: Eight AstraZeneca staff honoured for work during Covid-19 pandemic
Eight AstraZeneca employees have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2021, reflecting their work in the fight against Covid-19.
They are recognised for their outstanding achievements in UK life sciences, manufacturing and supporting the UK and global response to the current pandemic, which has, of course, included the production of the most widely-used Covid-19 vaccine in the country.
The eight are:
Richard Marshall, senior vice president and global head of late respiratory and immunology - made CBE
Juliette White, vice president, global sustainability - made CBE
David Hunt, head of vaccine operations - made CBE
Mark Proctor, senior director, global supply chain - made CBE
Steve Rees, vice president, discovery biology - made OBE
Amanda Leach, global clinical head, medicines discovery - made OBE
Richard Turner, senior director, biopharmaceutical development - made OBE
Jon Elliott, director, government affairs and policy - made MBE
Sir Mene Pangalos, AstraZeneca executive vice-president, biopharmaceuticals R&D, said: “I’m delighted that eight of my colleagues have been awarded these special honours by Her Majesty. Equally, I’m incredibly proud of all 81,000-plus AstraZeneca employees globally for the role they have played in responding to this pandemic.
“Many have worked around the clock in the past 12 months and have put their lives on hold to commit to a bigger humanitarian cause, positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the globe.”
The honours represent achievements in:
- Early pandemic response to support AstraZeneca’s 8,300-plus employees in the UK to ensure business continuity and uninterrupted supply of medicines to patients across the world.
- Research, development and regulatory preparedness to ensure continued access and supply of AstraZeneca medicines throughout the pandemic and after the UK left the EU.
- Working with partners to develop and build the national test centre in Cambridge to analyse over 100,000 samples each week for the national testing programme.