Helen Maclagan awarded OBE in New Year's Honours


The UK National Commission for UNESCO was delighted that its Non-Executive Director, Helen Maclagan, was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s New Years Honours 2019. Helen was awarded the OBE for services to Heritage and Culture.

Professor Colin McInnes, Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, said:

“The UK National Commission was absolutely delighted to see the work of Helen to be recognised with the award of an OBE in the Queen’s New Years’s Honours. this is a testament to the outstanding work that Helen has done over many years to promote heritage and culture both in the UK and internationally.

Helen has been a Non-Executive Director of the National Commission for 5 years with responsibility for culture and heritage, and in this role has represented the UK on World Heritage Sites and has been instrumental in promoting not only UK interests – but the interests of culture and heritage worldwide.”

Helen Maclagan OBE, Non-Executive Director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO said:

“Heritage and Culture have fantastic power to bring communities together and to enhance lives – and livelihoods. I’m fortunate to work with organisations, and people, committed to making the most of these opportunities, and this honour recognises their work too. It’s rewarding to work with them to encourage participation in heritage and culture and to further UNESCO’s ambition to build peace in the minds of women and men.”