Andrew Lynch is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in recognition of his contribution to business and academic-business engagement.
Andrew, 58, has served as assistant business editor of The Sunday Times since 2009.
He graduated from Bristol Polytechnic, where he read humanities, in 1984 and joined the Bristol Evening Post as a reporter. After spells at the Financial Times, the Guardian and Sunday Telegraph, Andrew spent 10 years in Hong Kong as deputy night editor at the South China Morning Post and then editor of the rival Hong Kong Standard. He returned to the UK in 2002, working at the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard and the Irish Daily Mail in Dublin. He spent a year organising research and events for the Paris-based World Association of Newspapers.
At The Sunday Times, Andrew oversees production of the business section as well as writing about small businesses or editing the diary column. He also arranges events focused on the business agenda and has produced magazines and supplements such as 50 Years of Business, The Start-up List and The MBA List. He also curates the annual Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs.
The honorary degree will be conferred at the awards ceremony of the Faculty of Business and Law at Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday 28 November at 2pm.