Horley’s very special Dame, Glenys Kyle, (of Rowarth House opposite the church), appeared on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday, choosing 8 of her favourite discs and 1 luxury item with which she would chose to be cast away.
It is an illuminating programme, where Glenys (who is publicly known as Dame Glenys Stacey) talks about various experiences of her life from childhood through 40 years of public service, where her last post was as her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation.
To listen to Dame Glenys’ castaway interview on BBC Catch up and hear about the work which earned her a damehood (as well as her thwarted dalliance with T Rex!), click here.
New Years Honour for Glenys
Our very own Glenys of Rowarth House has been made a Dame in the New Year Honours list ‘for services to education’ (etc).
As the full citation for the award – Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – puts it: “Glenys Stacey [Mrs Glenys Kyle] has held tough public roles for two decades. As the founding CEO of the Criminal Cases Review Commission she established an effective organisation from scratch. As CEO of the State Veterinary Service from 2004, she restored morale and reformed its practices following the nadir of Foot and Mouth 2001, enabling it to deal effectively with new outbreaks of animal disease. More recently as Chief Regulator and CEO of the Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) since 2011, she has played a significant role in education, developing Ofqual into an effective independent regulator, maintaining standards in qualifications and leading the reform of GCSE, AS and A levels”.
Seemingly not yet ready to hang up her boots, she takes on a new role from the beginning of March 2016 as HM Chief Inspector of Probation.
Dame Glenys, many congratulations!
ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
CIVIL ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Glenys Jean Stacey. Chief regulator and chief executive, Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). For services to education
New Year’s honours 2016: the full list