The staff of RealVNC would like to recognize and congratulate Dr Andy Harter on his award of a CBE in The Queens’ Birthday Honours for 2017. Dr Harter has been recognized for his “Services to Engineering”. This award reflects his many years of leadership in the development and application of computer and communication systems, including his co-founding of RealVNC in 2002.
Dr Harter commented, “It’s a tremendous honour to receive this award, which came as a great surprise. I am extremely proud to be part of the engineering profession and it is an enormous privilege and pleasure to have worked alongside so many talented and creative people in research, business and the national engineering bodies.”
This recent accolade is another in a long list of recognition he has received for his contribution to engineering. In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of The Institute of Engineering and Technology, where he now serves as a trustee. In 2010 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution to software engineering and commercialization, and in 2013 he led the team that won the Academy’s prestigious MacRobert Award. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he served as a trustee until 2016. In 2014 he was appointed Chair of the Cambridge Network and in 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Anglia Ruskin University. In 2016 he was awarded the Faraday Medal, the most prestigious award of the IET.
About the UK Honour System
For those unfamiliar with UK Honour System, these awards are issued by Her Majesty’s Government in recognition of outstanding achievement across a wide range of public endeavours. Honours include various orders and awards and are the most distinguished formal acknowledgement of gratitude that an individual can receive for service to public life in the United Kingdom.