## An MBE for maths!

Submitted by Marianne on January 2, 2015Charlie Stripp, Chief Executive of Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI), has been awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen's New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to education.

Charlie Stripp. Image from the NCETM website.

Charlie taught mathematics for ten years in the state sector before joining MEI in 2000 to set up the pilot project that eventually became the Further Mathematics Support Programme. He became MEI's Chief Executive in 2010. Charlie is also Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), seconded from MEI on a half-time basis, and is regularly consulted by the government on mathematics education issues.

"I am delighted for my work to have been recognised with this very special honour," says Charlie. "In recent years there have been unprecedented changes in mathematics education, particularly in curriculum development and the professional development of teachers, and it has been a privilege to have been in a position to influence them."

MEI's Chairman Gerald Goodall says: "MEI plays a leading role in expanding opportunities for access to high quality mathematics education and we are very fortunate to benefit from Charlieâ€™s leadership. MEI's trustees and staff are delighted to see Charlie's hard work and dedication recognised in this way."

Congratulations Charlie!