Hat-trick for Coram in Queen's Birthday Honours

Published: Monday 17th June 2013

Dr Carol Homden, Chief Executive of UK children’s charity Coram, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Dr. Carol HomdenDr Homden is in good company, with Coram Trustee Ade Adetosoye and artist and Coram supporter Grayson Perry also being recognised.

The award recognises Dr Homden’s contribution to services for children and families, which include wide ranging achievements within the charitable sector, including at Coram and at the National Autistic Society, where Carol chairs the Board of Trustees. 

Coram is the UK’s first children’s charity and has been creating better chances for children since 1739. Dr Homden joined Coram as Chief Executive in 2006, and has overseen the amalgamation of two charities joining the Coram group during that time: Coram Life Education and Coram Children’s Legal Centre. Dr Homden is among senior charity executives working with the Government on its reform of the adoption process and is Chair of the National Adoption Recruitment Forum.

Coram’s Chairman Edward Hartill OBE, said: “On behalf of everyone at Coram, I would like to wish Carol our many congratulations.

“This will undoubtedly draw attention to the work of Coram and reflects great credit upon both Carol and the organisation.”

Dr Homden CBE said: “It is very humbling to have been recognised for something which I consider to be a duty and a privilege to do. This award is also a great tribute to the hard work of the fantastic staff and Trustees who I have the pleasure of working with.”

Coram Trustee Ade Adetesoye was awarded an OBE for his significant contribution to the sector, while acclaimed artist and Coram supporter Grayson Perry received a CBE.

Edward added: “It is also a great pleasure to note the award of OBE to Coram Trustee Ade Adetosoye, formerly Divisional Director at the London Borough of Lambeth, for his significant contribution to the sector, including Coram.”

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