UWE awards honorary degree to Martin Hagen

Issue date: 20 November 2009


Martin Hagen The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Martin Hagen in recognition of his substantial contribution to the Bristol business and professional community and to his active promotion of accounting education which is central to the mission of the Bristol Business School.

The Honorary Degree will be conferred at the Awards Ceremony of Bristol Business School at Bristol Cathedral on Monday 23 November at 17.00.

Martin John Hagen was born in Leeds and educated at Rotherham Grammar School, Thomas Rotherham College and Sheffield Polytechnic.

Martin Hagen trained at Knox Franklin & Co (now PKF): qualifying in 1973 as a Chartered Accountant. In 1974 he joined Spicer & Pegler (now merged with Deloitte) initially in the London office before moving to Bristol in 1981 and becoming a partner in 1983. He was appointed senior partner of the Bristol office and partner in charge of the West of England regional audit practice in 1989, positions he held until his retirement from the firm in 2005. In this capacity he worked at board level with many listed, large national and multinational companies in a wide variety of roles including audit, corporate finance, risk management, corporate governance and accounting and fraud investigations. At the time of his retirement he had profit responsibility for one of the region's largest audit and advisory practices.

Martin Hagen continues to be a consultant to Deloitte, a Deputy Chairman of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), a member of the Takeover Panel and of the Audit Committee of the London School of Economics.

Currently President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Martin Hagen previously served as Deputy-President, having originally been elected to the ICAEW Council in 2000, representing the West of England. He has supported the activities of the West of England Society of Chartered Accountants (WESCA) as a committee member for many years, serving as WESCA President in 2002/03.

Martin Hagen is an Ex-Officio Governor of Goodenough College, whose Patron is The Queen and which offers residential accommodation to postgraduate students from overseas.

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