On the occasion of the end of Claus Grube’s tenure as Danish Ambassador to the UK , Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has bestowed Gillian Secrett, CEO of the Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge with a Knighthood of the Order of Dannebrog in recognition of her services, promotion and support for Denmark and Danish-British relations in the UK.
The Order of the Dannebrog is a special honour for people who have made a particular contribution to the Danish arts, sciences or business life, and with the hope that they will continue to do so in the future. The honour was presented by HE Ambassador Grube to Gillian at his residence in London this summer together with Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, London and Sir Roger Gifford, CEO of SEB-bank and former Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Gillian, who has been the CEO at the Møller Institute for 19 years explained;
“I was very moved to receive this special honour which reflects the Møller Centre’s service to the nation of Denmark and all that my team have contributed to this end. As we launch our 25th Anniversary year in October, this recognition highlights how we have remained true to the vision and values of our founder, Danish global shipping magnate, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. His vision was to create a Centre of Excellence bringing together business and academia, to inspire and develop leaders through our Møller Executive Education programmes. I would like to thank everyone who has supported the success of the Centre over the last 25 years and helped to make our founder’s vision this reality. I am keen to ensure that moving forward our relationship with Denmark remains as strong as ever as we continue to support and inspire our clients over the coming 25 years and beyond.”