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Sweet treat for Cadbury - Sir Adrian receives distinguished award

6 March 2003

Sweet treat for Cadbury - Sir Adrian receives distinguished award

SIR Adrian Cadbury is this year's recipient of The International Academy of Management's (IAM) Distinguished Award.

Set up in 1924, the IAM aims to honour excellence in management through the election to Fellowship of individuals who have made an outstanding international contribution to the science and art of management.

The chancellor of Aston University said he was surprised and delighted to receive the award: 'I was completely taken aback when I heard that Peter Drucker [the writer and consultant who specialises in strategy and policy for businesses and social sector organisations] had received the award last year.'

Pedro Nueno, vice chancellor of the IAM, said: 'Our members are elected after being presented by a member of the Academy. We have outstanding academics and businessmen who have made a special contribution to the field of management. Sir Adrian's excellent work made him an ideal candidate to receive this year's distinguished award.'

The theme of the Academy's annual conference this year was corporate governance, on which subject Sir Adrian is a world authority. His book Corporate Governance and Chairmanship, was published last year by Oxford University Press.

'I was also honoured to have been elected a Fellow of the Academy which was bestowed upon me at the same time,' said Sir Adrian. 'The Academy is a good and worthwhile group of academics and practitioners,' he continued, 'and made me feel very welcome.'

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