List of University of Surrey alumni

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A list of University of Surrey alumni which includes graduates and non-graduate former students of the University of Surrey.

Politics and government[edit]

UK politicians[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
William Clark, Baron Clark of Kempston 1941 Conservative Member of Parliament and peer
Ann Keen PGCE Labour Member of Parliament [1]
Liz McInnes MSc, 1983 Labour Member of Parliament [2]
Jim O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Gatley PhD, 1982 Conservative peer [3]
Kay Swinburne MBA Conservative Member of the European Parliament [4]
George Young, Baron Young of Cookham CH MPhil, 1974 Conservative peer and former Leader of the House of Commons [5]

Foreign politicians[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Dzulkefly Ahmad Member of the Parliament of Malaysia
Ghazi Salah al-Din al-Atabani PhD, 1985 Sudanese Cabinet Minister
Obafemi Anibaba PhD, 1975 Nigerian Cabinet Minister [6]
Rilwan Lanre Babalola PhD, 1999 Nigerian Cabinet Minister [7]
Hassan Diab MSc, 1982 Lebanese Education Minister
Ameenah Gurib BSc, 1983 President of Mauritius
Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim BSc, 1989 Member of the Nigerian House of Representatives [8]
Abraham Iyambo BSc, 1990; PhD, 1994 Namibian Education Minister [9]
Rihupisa Justus Kandando PhD, 1998 Namibian politician
Shukuru Kawambwa PhD, 1993 Tanzanian Education Minister [10]
Rolph Payet MBA Seychellois Cabinet Minister [11]
Geoff Southern BSc Member of the States of Jersey [12]
Arief Yahya Indonesian Cabinet Minister

Diplomats[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jon Benjamin BSc, 1985 UK Ambassador to Chile and UK High Commissioner to Ghana [13]
Peter Hayes BSc, 1985 UK High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the British Antarctic Territory [14]
Hugh Mortimer LVO BSc UK Ambassador to Slovenia [15]
Imad Moustapha PhD, 1997 Syrian Ambassador to the United States [16]
Robin Ord-Smith MVO BSc UK Ambassador to Tajikistan and UK Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan [17]
Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy MSc, 1975 Deputy Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Syria

Armed forces[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Nicholas Caplin CB BSc Commander of British Forces Germany [18]

Law[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Dame Linda Dobbs DBE BSc, 1976 High Court judge [19]

Science and academia[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jim Al-Khalili OBE BSc, 1986; PhD, 1989 Theoretical physicist [20]
Sara Arber PhD, 1991 President of the British Sociological Association [21]
Tony Attwood MA Psychologist
Judith Baxter MSc Sociolinguist
Susan Blackmore MSc, 1974; PhD, 1980 Parapsychologist [22]
Tanya Byron PhD, 1995 Clinical psychologist and Chancellor of Edge Hill University [23]
Martin Earwicker BSc, 1970 Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University and Director of the Science Museum Group [24]
Gísli Guðjónsson CBE MSc, 1977; PhD, 1981 Forensic psychologist [25]
Jonathan Hare BSc Physicist
Susan Jebb OBE Nutritionist
Christopher Jenks BSc, 1969 Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University [26]
Kate Jones PhD, 1998 Zoologist [27]
John Lennox MA Mathematician and Christian philosopher [28]
Angela Little BSc, 1971 Educational theorist
Sue Meek BSc, 1975 Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science
Wahid Omar BSc Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Linda Papadopoulos MSc Psychologist
John Pickett CBE, FRS BSc, 1967; PhD, 1971 Wolf Prize in Agriculture laureate [29]
Jonathan Potter Psychologist
Adam Scaife MSc, 1992 Meteorologist
Stefaan Simons BSc, 1986 Chemical engineer
Sir Martin Sweeting OBE, FRS BSc, 1974; PhD, 1979 Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology [30]
John R. Terry PhD Scientist and mathematician
Sein Tun MSc, 1967; PhD, 1973 Physicist
Dianne Willcocks CBE BSc, 1976 Vice-Chancellor of York St John University [31]

Engineering[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Mike Glover OBE Engineer
Sir Arthur Hawkins BSc, 1956 Chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board [32]
Beatrice Shilling OBE PhD Aeronautical engineer and motor racer

Media[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Behrouz Afagh BBC executive [33]
Richard Burrell BA, 1990 Television producer
Claudia Hammond MSc Journalist [34]
Aleks Krotoski PhD, 2009 Technology journalist and broadcaster [35]
Jeremy Kyle BA Television and radio presenter [36]
Paul Morgan Sports journalist
Róisín Mullins BA, 2008 Television presenter and dancer [37]
Sarah Tan Broadcaster
Deborah Turness BA President of NBC News and Editor of ITV News [38]
Jonathan Vernon-Smith Radio presenter [39]
John Warburton Television producer and director [40]
Nigel Williams Radio presenter

Arts[edit]

Actors[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Chiké Okonkwo BSc, 2003 Actor [41]
Nabil Shaban Actor [42]
Rehan Sheikh BA Actor
Wong Li-Lin MA, 2001 Actress

Music[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jim Abbiss 1988 Music producer [43]
Charlie Andrew BMus Music producer
Lorraine Bowen Musician
John Butcher Saxophonist
George Chlitsios Conductor and composer
Eric Crees Trombonist
Huw Edwards Conductor
Eleftheria Eleftheriou Singer
Jeremy Filsell Musician
Nick Gatfield Music executive
O. D. Hunte Music producer
Gerard Johnson BMus Keyboardist
Damian LeGassick PhD Composer and producer
Odaline de la Martinez MMus, 1977 Composer and conductor
Kathleen McGuire MMus Musician
Miaoux Miaoux BMus Musician
Michael Price BMus Composer
Starsmith Musician [44]
Sheridan Tongue BMus Composer
Andrew Toovey BMus Composer
Keith Waithe Musician
Peter Wilson BMus Music producer

Other[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Litza Bixler MA, 1995 Choreographer
Wayne Hemingway MBE MA Fashion designer [45]
Sir Alec Issigonis CBE, FRS Designer of the Mini [46]
Rita Marcalo MA, 1998 Dancer and choreographer
Sheron Wray Dancer

Literature[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Tariq Goddard Novelist
Graham Holderness PhD Shakespearean scholar
Suzannah Olivier Writer
Alexander Waugh Writer

Economics[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Ila Patnaik PhD, 1996 Economist
Souad al-Sabah PhD, 1981 Economist [47]
Sir David Varney BSc Chairman of HM Revenue and Customs [48]
Paul Heaton BSc, 1978 CEO
Marion Vernese Williams PhD, 1995 Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados [49]

Business[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Shukor Zainal Abidin MBA, 2008 Property developer
Pejman Azarmina MSc, 2005 Founder of Thinkocrats "Thinkocrats Website". 
Victor Chavez CBE MSc, 1993 CEO of Thales UK
Robert Earl Founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood [50]
David Ebsworth BSc, 1976; PhD, 1980 Businessman
Keith Harris Chairman of the Football League
Kevin Morley MSc Businessman
Emma Mulqueeny Founder of Young Rewired State [51]
Andrew Rickman OBE PhD Internet entrepreneur

Religion[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Sarah Bullock BA, 1986 Archdeacon of York [52]
Gordon McPhate MSc, 1986 Dean of Chester [53]

Sport[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Kate Allenby MBE MA Olympic medal winning pentathlete [54]
Patrick Collins BSc Rugby player
Armel Tchakounte MSc; MBA Footballer

Other[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Abbas Aroua MSc, 1986 Activist
Julian Darley MSc Founder of the Post Carbon Institute
Felix Dodds BSc, 1979 Sustainability activist [55]
Philip Fang Interpreter
Mansur Hoda Appropriate Technology advocate
Adrian Walker MSc Computer scientist

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