CBE for Wadham’s Warren East

7th January 2014

News, Alumni news

Wadham’s new Development Council Chair, Warren East (1980, Engineering), has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list, for services to the Technology Industry.

  • Warren attends a recent meeting at Wadham

    Warren attends a recent meeting at Wadham

A visionary leader of ARM Holdings for more than a decade, Warren retired in July to focus on a significant portfolio of non-executive roles, including board membership of BT and Dyson.

Warren helped build ARM, the Cambridge based chip designer, into one of the world's most successful tech companies. Chips made by ARM power the vast majority of smartphones and tablets on the market. He also worked on the expansion of ARM into the computer server market.

Talking to the Cambridge News, Warren said: “When I got the letter telling me about the honour, it was great news. It is not just something for me, however. I led a very successful team at ARM, and this honour is as much for them as for me.”

Warren succeeds Anthony Preston (1974, Modern Languages) as the Chair of Wadham’s Development Council.