P A Allaway CBE - 1973
Mr P A Allaway is Managing Director of EMI Electronics Ltd. He joined EMI as a trainee in 1930 but left five years later to work on depth sounders and radio and television equipment. He rejoined EMI in 1939 as a designer in the military equipment section.
In 1954 he became Director of Engineering and Development and two years later, Works Director of EMI Electronics Ltd. In 1957 he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and became Managing Director four years later.
In 1965 he was appointed to the Board of EMI Ltd and in 1969 was appointed Chairman of EMI Electronics Ltd and Deputy chairman of EMI Electronics and Industrial Operations.
Mr Allaway has shown a keen and active interest in Brunel from its earliest days and has been a member of Senate since 1971. In the 1973 New Year Honours list he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the electronics industry.