The chief executive officer at the British Skin Foundation (BSF), Matthew Patey, has received an OBE in the New Years Honours list
Patey has been awarded the title for services to research into skin cancer and other dermatological conditions.
Since 1996, Patey has expanded the charity and has raised money for skin disease and skin cancer research, funding more than 400 dermatological studies.
Patey commented, “I’m
surprised and flattered to receive this honour for my work. The BSF set out to
increase public awareness and raise much needed funds for dermatological
research and I am proud to have played my part in helping to fight skin
diseases and skin cancer.”