Peter Matthews has been awarded the rank of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) - for services to the Water Industry and to the Environment.
The honour was announced on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 16 June 2007 in the St. James’s Palace (London). The investiture was carried out at Buckingham Palace on 15 November 2007.
Professor Peter Matthews was appointed to be Ordinary Officer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the Water Industry and to the Environment.
Peter obtained his PhD in chemistry and in recent years his experience has extended from water to general environmental management and migrated from executive to non-executive responsibilities. In the latter context the focus has been governance and strategic development. He is very committed on European and international level. Furthermore, Peter Matthews was President of CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) - national member of the EWA. From 1997 to 1998 he was also President of the European Water Association and is still a member of the Council and the Management Committee. Peter has several overseas working experiences and is a very skilled and competent fellow.
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