New Year’s honours list 2015 across the UK

Actress Kristin Scott Thomas, OBE, becomes a Dame. Picture: Getty
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A LIST of the recipients of the Queens New Year Honours list



Theodore Agnew, DL. For services to Education. (East Somerton, Norfolk)

David Anthony Andrew Amess, MP. Member of Parliament for Southend West. For political and public service. (Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex)

Matthew David Baggott, CBE, QPM. Formerly chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to Policing in the United Kingdom. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Professor Richard Robert Barnett. Vice-Chancellor University of Ulster. For services to Higher Education and Business in Northern Ireland. (Coleraine, Londonderry)

Professor Andrew Jonathan Bate, CBE, FBA. Literary Scholar and Provost, Worcester College, University of Oxford. For services to Literary Scholarship and Higher Education. (Oxford, Oxfordshire)

Dr Simon Fraser Campbell, CBE, FRS. Drug Discoverer and Scientific Adviser. For services to Chemistry. (Poole, Dorset)

Dr Anthony Herbert Everington, OBE. Chair, NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group. For services to Primary Care.

Professor Julian Ernest Michael Le Grand, FBA. Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics. For services to Social Science and public service. (Bristol)

John Vincent Hurt, CBE. Actor. For services to Drama. (Norfolk)

Peter Ashley Kendall. For services to the Agricultural Industry in England and Wales. (Baldock, Hertfordshire)

Andrew Valentine Morris, OBE. Chief executive, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS. (Wokingham, Berkshire)

Richard Leon Paniguian, CBE. Head, Defence and Security Organisation, UK Trade and Investment. For services to the UK Defence Industry. (London)

Professor Martyn Poliakoff, CBE, FRS. Research Professor of Chemistry, University of Nottingham. For services to the Chemical Sciences. (Beeston, Nottinghamshire)

Dickson Poon, CBE. For services to Business and to charity particularly Higher Education. (London)

David Edward John Ramsden, CBE. Head, Government Economic Service. For services to Economic Policy Making. (London)

Professor Nilesh Jayantilal Samani, DL. Professor of Cardiology, University of Leicester. For services to Medicine and Medical Research. (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Professor Nigel John Thrift, DL, FBA. Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick. For services to Higher Education. (Coventry, West Midlands)

John Arthur Townsley. Executive Principal The Gorse Academics Trust, Leeds. For services to Education. (Cawood, North Yorkshire)

David John Verey, CBE. Chair, The Art Fund. For services to Arts Philanthropy. (London)

Professor Norman Stanley Williams. Past president Royal College of Surgeons of England. For services to Surgery. (London)

Thomas Philip Winsor. HM chief inspector of Constabulary. For public service. (Kent)



Evan Paul Silk. Formerly Chair Commission on Devolution in Wales. Forservices to the Parliaments of and Devolution in the UK.


Harold Mark Carter. Deputy Legal Adviser Legal Advisers’ Branch, Treasury Solicitors. For services to Government Legal Services and services to the community in Guildford, Surrey. (Guildford, Surrey)

David Julian Cook. Second Parliamentary Counsel Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. For services to the Preparation of Legislation. (Colchester, Essex)

Ms Alison Cottrell. Director HM Treasury. For services to Financial Services Consumers. (London)

James Harra. Director general Business Tax, HM Revenue and Customs, London. For services to Tax Administration. (London)

Dr Andrew John McDonald. For services to Parliament and voluntary service to Disability Awareness. (London)

Nicholas Christopher Shanahan. Director general Operations, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Welfare Reform. (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands)

Professor Christopher John MacRae Whitty. Chief Scientific Adviser Department for International Development. For public and voluntary service to Tropical Medicine in the UK and Africa. (London)



Mrs Elizabeth Shan Josephine The Honourable Legge-Bourke, LVO. Lord-Lieutenant of Powys.


Nicholas James Alexander The Earl of Caledon. Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh.

Sir David Geoffrey Manning, GCMG, CVO. Adviser to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales.

Timothy John Edward Baron Tollemache. Formerly Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk.


Mrs Mary Selina The Honourable Bayliss. Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire.

Sir David William Brewer, CMG, JP. Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.

Michael Patrick Day. Chief executive Historic Royal Palaces.

Anthony James Longmore Worth. Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.


Mrs Joy-Maria Camm. Assistant private secretary to The Duchess of Cornwall.

Dr Martin David Clayton, MVO. Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Library, Windsor Castle.

Nicholas John Wingfield Digby. Veterinary Surgeon to the Royal Studs.

Miss Stephanie Gail Greengross. Director Strategic Communications, Business in the Community.

Roger Francis Tollemache Halliday, MVO. Formerly Land Steward, Western District, Duchy of Cornwall.

Jonathan David Hellewell. Formerly assistant private secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Reverend Canon Denis Ratliffe Mulliner. Chaplain Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace.

William James Nye. Principal private secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Miss Catherine Teresa O’Donnell, MVO. Formerly Nursing Sister, Buckingham Palace.

Miss Louise Mary Tait. Communications secretary for Scotland Royal Household.


Miss Catherine Mary Bland. Personal assistant to the Deputy private secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Miss Nicola Christine Brentnall. Director The Queen’s Trust.

Jon Allison Brewer. Paintings Conservator Royal Collection Trust.

Michael John Brown. Volunteer Awards Assessor The Prince’s Trust.

Mrs Deborah Clare Clarke. Senior Curator, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Inspector Clive Graham Cox. Metropolitan Police. For services to Royalty Protection.

Paul Coxon. Operations Surveyor Royal Household.

Eric Kenneth James Crawford. Building and Civil Engineering Works Supervisor Royal Household.

Miss Laura Jane Gibson. Head of Digital Engagement for Royal Communications Royal Household.

Kenrick Steven Hanson. Systems Development Officer Royal Household.

Daniel James Harvey, RVM. Senior Engineer, Sandringham Estate.

Mrs Susan Elizabeth Jubb. Senior Receptionist, Clarence House.

Mrs Laura Claire France Kellard. Senior IT Training and Development Officer, Royal Household.

Inspector Terence Christopher Leach. Metropolitan Police. Forservices to Royalty Protection.

Mark Geoffrey Lisk, RVM. Household of The Duke of York.

Mrs Susan Mary Pendry. Formerly Administrator, St. George’s House, Windsor Castle.

Christopher Thomas Perkins. Formerly Landing Site Officer The Queen’s Helicopter Flight.

Dr Edward William Perkins. Formerly Communications secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales.

Michael Dudley de Burgh Collins Persse. For services to The Prince of Wales.

Douglas Hastings Precey. Formerly head of Secretariat private secretary’s Office Royal Household.

Miss Mary Squire. Lieutenancy Clerk Mid-Glamorgan.

Andrew Michael Tibble. Operations and Logistics manager Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Miss Bernadette Tomas. Senior Management Accountant Royal Household.

Peter Barry Whorton, RVM. Deputy Yeoman of the Plate Pantry, Windsor Castle.

Miss Annwen Lloyd Williams. Senior Administrator Aberdyfi Centre, Outward Bound Trust.



Andrew John Brown. Forestry Foreman Sandringham Estate.

Lance Sgt Stephen Centro Cassidy. Formerly Household of The Duke of Kent.

Colin Alfred Childs. Formerly Electrician Royal Household.

Peter Thomas Charles Clayton. Head Gamekeeper Crown Estate, Windsor.

David Thomas Evans. Carriage Restorer/Cleaner Royal Mews.

David Charles Lambourn. Office and Travelling Yeoman Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Jose Manuel Lazarczuk. Groundsman Crown Estate, Windsor.

Thomas Arnold Watt. Palace Attendant Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Mrs Jennifer Denise Whiter. Senior Housekeeping assistant, Windsor Castle.



The Rt Hon Jeremy John Durham Baron Ashdown Of Norton-Sub-Hamdon, GCMG, KBE. For public and political service.

Sir (George) Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury, DL. For services to Business and the community in the UK. particularly Birmingham. (Solihull, West Midlands)

Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters, DBE. For services to Sport and to the community in Northern Ireland. (Dunmurry, Belfast)

The Rt Hon David Ivor Baron Young Of Graffham, DL. For public service. (London)




Professor Sir John Irving Bell, FRS. For services to Medicine Medical Research and the UK Life Science Industry. (Oxfordshire)


Mrs Kate Dethridge. Principal, Churchend Primary School, Reading and National Leader of Education. For services to Education. (Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire)

Ms Carol Ann Duffy, CBE. Poet Laureate. For services to Poetry. (Manchester, Greater Manchester)

Mrs Oremi Evans. Headteacher, The Brookfield School, Herefordshire. For services to Education. (Hereford, Herefordshire)

Ms Barbara Mary Plunket Greene, OBE. For services to British Fashion. (Surrey)

Ms Mrs Fiona Marie Kendrick. Chair and chief executive Officer, Nestle UK and Ireland. For services to the Food and Drink Industry and to Skills Development. (Tadworth, Surrey)

Mrs Joyce Evelyn Plotnikoff. Director, Lexicon Ltd. For services to Justice, particularly Vulnerable and Child Witnesses. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Ms Esther Louise Rantzen, CBE. For services to Children and Older People through ChildLine and The Silver Line.

Professor Teresa Lesley Rees, CBE. Professor of Social Science, Cardiff University and lately director for Wales, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. For services to Social Sciences. (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)

Professor Eileen Sills, CBE. Chief Nurse and director of Patient Experience, Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing. (London)

Ms Kristin Scott Thomas, OBE. Actress. For services to Drama. (London)

Ms Ila Dianne Thompson, CBE. Formerly Group chief executive Officer, Camelot. For services to the National Lottery and charitable services. (Buckinghamshire)

Professor Marina Sarah Warner, CBE, FBA. Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford. For services to Higher Education and Literary Scholarship. (London)


Mrs Margaret Mary Aspinall. Chair, Hillsborough Family Support Group, Liverpool. For services to Bereaved Hillsborough Families. (Liverpool, Merseyside)

His Honour Judge Brian John Barker. QC, Recorder of London. For services to the Administration of Justice and to charity. (London)

Professor Graeme William Walter Barker, FBA. Formerly Disney Professor of Archaeology and director, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. For services to Archaeology. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Trevor Graham Baylis, OBE. Inventor and Founder, Trevor Baylis Brands plc. For services to Intellectual Property. (Middlesex)

Martin George Bean. Vice-Chancellor The Open University. Forservices to Higher Education. (Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire)

Ms Virginia Beardshaw. Chief executive I CAN Children’s Charity. For services to Children with Special Needs and Disabilities. (London)

David John Bennett. Chief executive Sanctuary Housing Group. Forservices to Social Housing. (Morton on Lugg, Herefordshire)

John Douglas Bonney, QFSM. Chief Officer, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to Fire Safety. (Hampshire)

Christopher Brinsmead. Life Science Champion. For services to UK Life Sciences. (Nether Alderley, Cheshire)

Professor Alistair Stanyer Burns. National Clinical director for Dementia. For services to Health and Social Care particularly Dementia Care. (Macclesfield, Cheshire)

James Caan. Founder and chairman Start Up Loan Company. For services to Entrepreneurship and charitable services through the James Caan Foundation. (London)

Victor Manuel Chavez. Chief executive Officer Thales UK Ltd. For services to the Defence and Security Industry. (Fleet, Hampshire)

Mrs Amanda Elizabeth Chessell. Software Engineer, IBM. For services to Engineering. (Alton, Hampshire)

Michael David Lincoln Chowen. Philanthropist. For charitable services. (Brighton, East Sussex)

Mrs Tina Clapham. Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence. (London)

Miss Margaret Anita Clark, OBE. Chair, Hastoe Housing and Plunkett Foundation. For services to Rural Communities.

Nicholas George Cooper. Chairman Sterling Insurance Group Ltd. For services to Philanthropy in Higher Education and the Arts. (London)

Ms Elizabeth Pauline Lucy Corley. CEO Allianz Global Investors. For services to the Financial Sector. (London)

Stephen Cram, MBE. Formerly Chair, English Institute of Sport. For services to Sport.

Alan Davey. Chief executive Arts Council England. For services to the Arts. (London)

Ms Sandra Dawe, MBE. Formerly chief executive, VisitBritain. For services to the Tourism Industry. (London)

Miss Cressida Rose Dick, QPM. Assistant commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing. (London)

Dr Michele Dix. Managing director Planning, Transport for London. For services to the Transport Industry. (Hertfordshire)

Mrs Wilma Christina Jean Donnelly, TD, DL. Director of Nursing, Royal College of Nursing (Wales). For services to Nursing, the Armed Forces and Trade Unionism. (Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan)

Nigel Wallace Boyd Dunlop. For services to Business and the Economy in Northern Ireland. (Helens Bay, Down)

Alan Michael Eccles. Chief executive Officer and Public Guardian Office of the Public Guardian. For services to the Administration of Justice and Vulnerable Adults. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

John David Emerson. Chief executive Association of Charitable Foundations. For services to Philanthropy and Charitable Giving. (London)

Keith Exford. Chief executive Affinity Sutton Group. For services to Housing in London. (Balcombe, West Sussex)

Professor Ruth Sarah Farwell. Vice-Chancellor Buckinghamshire New University and lately Chair, GuildHE. For services to Higher Education. (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)

Professor Russell Foster, FRS. Professor of Circadian Neurosciences University of Oxford. For services to Science. (Reading, Berkshire)

Stephen Charles Fox. Chief executive BAM Nuttall. For services to Civil Engineering and Construction. (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire)

Mrs Catherine Marie Garside. Headteacher, St. Ambrose Barlow Roman Catholic High School, Swinton, Salford. For services to Education. (Leigh, Greater Manchester)

Ms Shakuntala Michaela Ghosh. For services to Venture Philanthropy and the Voluntary Sector especially Homeless and Disadvantaged Young People. (London)

Rodney Alan Rupert Green. Prior and chairman of Trustees Priory of England and the Islands. For voluntary service to the Order of St. John and St. John Ambulance. (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Ms Gillian Guy. Chief executive Officer Citizens Advice. For services to Consumers. (London)

Trevor Hicks. President Hillsborough Family Support Group. For services to Bereaved Hillsborough Families. (Settle, North Yorkshire)

Brent Shawzin Hoberman. For services to Entrepreneurship. (London)

Peter Holbrook. For services to Social Enterprise. (London)

Jason Bruno Acker Holt. Chief executive Holts Group and Founder, Holts Academy. For services to the Jewellery Sector and Apprenticeships. (London)

Robert Eric Hough, DL. Chair, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. For services to Business in the North West. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)

The Rt Hon John Michael Jack. Chairman Office of Tax Simplification. For services to Tax Policy. (Plymouth, Devon)

Frederick Frank Jarvis. For parliamentary and political services. (London)

Richard Jones. Opera and Theatre director. For services to Music. (London)

Professor Heather Evelyn Joshi, OBE, FBA. Emeritus Professor, Centre for Longitudinal Studies. For services to Longitudinal and Women’s Studies. (London)

Ms Judith Pamela Kelly, OBE. Artistic director, Southbank Centre. For services to the Arts. (London)

Councillor Erica Kemp. Lord Mayor of Liverpool. For public and political service. (Liverpool, Merseyside)

Miss Kathryn Felice Lampard. Independent Overseer Department of Health and NHS Investigation into Jimmy Savile. For services to the National Health Service and to the community.

Dr Ruth Jane Lea. For services to the Financial and Economic Sectors. (London)

Ms Diane Elizabeth Lees. Director general Imperial War Museums. For services to Museums.

(Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Arran)

Patrick Sean Maguire. Governing Governor Maghaberry Prison, Department of Justice. For Public Service to the Northern Ireland Prison Service. (Down)

Dr Carolyn Makinson. Formerly Executive director International Rescue Committee UK. For services to Humanitarian Relief Programmes. (New York, USA)

Miss Adeeba Malik, MBE. Deputy chief executive, QED-UK. For services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)

Gordon Matheson. For services to Local Government and the community. (Glasgow)

Dr Alice Mary Maynard. Formerly Chair Scope. For services to People with Disabilities and their Families. (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire)

Mrs Josephine Helen McArdle. Founder and chairman, Helen McArdle Care. For services to the Care Home Business and the community in the North East of England.

Dr Bridget Mary McConnell. Chief executive, Culture and Sport Glasgow. For services to Culture. (Stirling, Stirling and Falkirk)

Ms Uma Mehta. Chief Community Services Lawyer London Borough of Islington. For services to Children. (Billericay, Essex)

Professor Julienne Elizabeth Meyer. Professor of Nursing Care for Older People. For services to Nursing and Older People. (Guildford, Surrey)

Mrs Patricia Lewsley-Mooney. Commissioner for Children and Young People. For services to Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland. (Belfast)

Jonathan Moulds. Philanthropist. For services to the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra). (London)

Denis Kevin Myers. Deputy chief executive Health and Safety Executive. For services to Health and Safety. (Ingatestone, Essex)

Tim Oates. Group director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment. For services to Education. (Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Timothy Noel Palmer, FRS. Professor in Climate Physics, University of Oxford. For services to Science. (Newbury, Berkshire)

Nicholas Pascoe. Regional manager HM Prison Service Greater London. For services to the Criminal Justice System. (Fleet, Hampshire)

Professor Sharon Jayne Peacock. Clinical Microbiologist University of Cambridge. For services to Medical Microbiology. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Ms Joanne Lesley Perez. Co-head Policy and Markets Team, Debt Management Office. For services to UK Financial Management. (Washington, USA)

Ms Amanda Phillips. Executive Principal Paradigm Trust, Tower Hamlets, London. For services to Education. (Dunmow, Essex)

Ms Sonia Clare Phippard. Director of Water and Flood Risk Management Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management. (London)

Stuart Polak. Director Conservative Friends of Israel. For political service. (Borehamwood, Hertfordshire)

Professor David Anthony Purser. Toxicologist. For services to Fire Safety. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)

Stephen Quartermain. Chief Planner Department for Communities and Local Government. For services to Planning Infrastructure. (London)

John Paul Randall. Formerly Independent Chair Police Negotiating Board and Police Advisory Board of England and Wales. For services to Policing. (Worcestershire)

Professor Peter Wynne Rees. Formerly City Planning Officer City of London Corporation. For services to Architecture and Town Planning. (London)

Professor Stephen Michael Richardson. Associate Provost (Institutional Affairs) and Professor of Chemical Engineering Imperial College London. For services to Chemical Engineering Education. (Reigate, Surrey)

Dr Vivecca (Vicky) Robinson. Chief executive National Centre for the 3Rs (MC3Rs). For services to Science and Animal Welfare. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Professor Fiona Mary Ross. Professor of Primary Care Nursing and director of Research Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Kingston University and St. George’s. For services to Nursing. (London)

Professor Caroline Rush. Chief executive British Fashion Council. For services to the British Fashion Industry. (London)

Mrs Judith Anne Salter. Headteacher, Glenwood Special School, Essex. For services to Education. (Benfleet, Essex)

Michael Paul Sheffield. Formerly Group chief executive Officer Kier Group plc. For services to Civil Engineering, Construction and Charitable Fundraising. (Huntington, Cambridgeshire)

Ms Jane Elizabeth Shepherdson, MBE. Chief executive Officer, Whistles. For services to UK Retail Business. (London)

Ms Ali Smith. Writer. For services to Literature. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Rosalind Louise Smyth. Director Institute of Child Health and Professor of Child Health, University College London. For services to Regulation of Medicines for Children. (London)

Ms Barbara Spicer. Formerly Interim chief executive, Skills Funding Agency. For services to Education, Learning and Skills. (St Helens, Merseyside)

Ms Sarah Elizabeth Staniforth. Formerly Museums and Collections director National Trust. For services to National Heritage. (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)

Alasdair Glen Stirling. Head of Future Submarines Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence. (Wrington, Somerset)

Mrs Michele Sutton, OBE. Formerly Principal and chief executive, Bradford College and president, Association of Colleges. For services to Further Education. (Didsbury, Greater Manchester)

Michael Anthony Sweeney. Formerly chairman Henley Royal Regatta. For services to Rowing. (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire)

Ms Meera Syal, MBE. Actress, and Author. For services to Drama and Literature. (London)

John Quinlan Terry. Architect. For services to Classical Architecture. (Colchester, Essex)

Ms Amanda Margaret Tincknell. Chief executive Cranfield Trust. For services to the charitable sector. (Romsey, Hampshire)

Dr Anna Danielle Van Der Gaag. Chair Health and Care Professions Council. For services to Health and Care. (Slinfold, West Sussex)

Mrs Dawn Patricia Ward, OBE. Principal and chief executive, Burton and South Derbyshire College. For services to Further Education. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Ms Janice Elizabeth Ward. Founder and chief executive Officer Corrotherm International Ltd. For services to Business. (Southampton, Hampshire)

Professor Paul Webley. Director School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. For services to Higher Education. (London)

Ms Jane Melville Wernick. Jane Wernick Associates Ltd. Forservices to Structural and Civil Engineering. (London)

Professor Caroline Elizabeth Whalley. Founder the Elliot Foundation and Trustee, SHINE. For services to Education. (London)

Michael Wheeler. Non-Executive director Department of Health. For services to Healthcare. (Oxshott, Surrey)

Professor Bill Whyte. Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice University of Edinburgh. For services to Youth Justice in Scotland. (Musselburgh, East Lothian)

Ms Amanda Elizabeth Wills. For services to the British Travel Industry and to charity. (London)

Philip Richard Wood. Special Global Counsel Allen and Overy. Forservices to English and Financial Law. (Shere, Surrey)

Roger Wright. Chief executive Aldeburgh Music, and lately director, BBC Proms and Controller, BBC Radio 3. For services to Music. (Snape, Suffolk)

Andrew Wyllie. Chief executive Costain. For services to Construction and Engineering. (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)




Miss Lynne Kilpatrick. Head of Video Games Department for Culture, Media and Sport. For services to the Video Games Industry. (London)

Ms Susan Langley. For services to Women in Business. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)

Ms Jeanetta Christine Laurence. Formerly Associate director Royal Ballet. For services to Dance. (London)

Dr William Lawler. Forensic Pathologist. For services to the Police and Criminal Justice System. (Penrith, Cumbria)

Mrs Edmee Pistis Leventis. For services to Arts Philanthropy. (London)

Ms Faith Liddell. Director Festivals Edinburgh. For services to the Arts. (Edinburgh)

Keith Loudon. For services to Business and to the community in Leeds West Yorkshire. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Philip Lowthian. Head Regional Benefits (Disability), Department for Work and Pensions. For services to the Unemployed in North West England and Manchester. (Rochdale, Greater Manchester)

John David Peter Lubbock. For services to the Orchestra of St. John’s and People with Autism and Learning Difficulties in the UK. (Wallingford, Oxfordshire)

James Patrick Ray Maddan. Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer. For services to Policing and Community Safety. (London)

Peter Madden. Formerly chief executive Officer Forum for the Future. For services to Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development. (Bristol)

Seamus Magee. Head of Office Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland. For services to Democracy. (Downpatrick, Down)

Ms Laura Elizabeth Marks. Founder Mitzvah Day. For services to Interfaith Relations. (London)

Tom Martin, JP, DL. For services to Business and the community in the East Riding of Yorkshire. (Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire)

Robert John Maskrey. For voluntary and charitable services to the Arts and the community in Wales and Herefordshire. (Norton Canon, Herefordshire)

Ms Brigid McBride. Digital director London, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to UK Digital Transformation. (London)

Ms Arlene McCarthy. Formerly Member of the European Parliament for North West England. For Parliamentary and Political Services. (Altrincham, Greater Manchester)

Mrs Mary Margaret Geraldine McGahey. Chief executive, Larne Borough Council. For services to Local Government.

Mark Gerard McGreevy. For services to Homeless People in the UK and Abroad. (London)

Robert Joseph McLoughlin. For services to Broadcasting in the North West. (Hale, Greater Manchester)

Mrs Anne Patricia McPhee. For political service in Scotland.

Daniel McSorley. Chief executive Omagh District Council and Interim chief executive, Strabane District Council. For services to Local Government. (Castlederg, Tyrone)

Mrs Wendy Mead. Chairman, City’s Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub Committee. For Civic and Community Services in London. (London)

Robert Carl Messenger. Deputy director Treasury Solicitor’s Department. For services to Government Legal Services. (Middlesex)

Professor Robert Hamilton Millar. Emeritus Professor Centre for Innovation and Research in Science Education, University of York. For services to Science Education.

Ms Jane Caroline Miller. Team Leader and Senior Health Adviser Department for International Development. For services to Development in Africa, particularly Female Genital Mutilation. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)

Andrew Brett Milligan. Formerly Board Member Technology Strategy Board and head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments. For services to Innovation and the Economy. (Edinburgh)

Richard George Millington. Executive Principal Chepping View Primary School, Buckinghamshire. For services to Education. (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)

Professor Ian Mark Mills, FRS. Emeritus Professor of Chemical Spectroscopy, University of Reading and Emeritus president, Comite Consultatif des Unites. For services to Chemistry and Metrology. (Reading, Berkshire)

Jeremy Charles Moore. Liaison Officer for Road Policing Association of chief Police Officers. For services to Road Safety and Policing. (Chelmsford, Essex)

Mrs Denise Ellen Moreton. For services to the Women’s Institute Movement in Staffordshire. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

Mrs Carol Allison Morris. Work Services director for London and the Home Counties. For services to Jobseekers. (London)

John Malcolm Morris. Headteacher Ardleigh Green Junior School, Havering. For services to Education. (Essex)

Ms Julie Morrow. Head Appletree and Stoneygate Nursery Schools and Children’s Centres, Lancashire. For services to Children and Families. (Preston, Lancashire)

Ms Sajda Mughal. For services to Community Cohesion and Interfaith Dialogue. (London)

Sidney Charles (Charlie) Mullins. Founder and chief executive Pimlico Plumbers. For services to the Plumbing Industry. (London)

Graham John Mungeam. Non-Executive chairman Oasis Community Learning. For services to Children and Families. (Tonbridge, Kent)

Mrs Heather Munro. Formerly chief executive, London Probation Trust. For services to Probation, Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice. (Market Harborough, Leicestershire)

Dr Anne Philomena Murray. Principal Oakgrove Integrated Primary and Nursery School. For services to Education. (Londonderry)

Professor Venugopal Karunakaran Nair. Head of Avian Viral Diseases Programme Pirbright Institute. For services to Science. (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)

John Leslie Newbigin. Chair Creative England. For services to the Creative Industries and the Arts. (London)

William Benedict Nicholson. Screenwriter and Author. For services to Drama and Literature. (Lewes, East Sussex)

Robert Owen. Chief executive Officer St. Giles Trust. For services to the Rehabilitation of Offenders. (London)

Ms Jean Palmer. Deputy chief executive and Corporate director of Residents Services Hillingdon Council. For services to Local Government. (Middlesex)

Ewart West Parkinson. For voluntary and charitable services in Cardiff. (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)

Michael Brian Pears. Assistant director Academies Group, IFD. Department for Education. For services to Education and to the community in Hounslow. (Middlesex)

David Philip Pearson. For charitable services. (Birmingham, West Midlands)

Ms Jennifer Clare Preece. Bill Principal manager Childcare, Special Educational Needs and Children’s Strategy, Department for Education. For services to Children. (Brighton, East Sussex)

Mrs Katharine Riddell Pugh. Chief executive, The Heritage Alliance. Forservices to Heritage. (London)

Dr David Alasdair Hornley Rae, FRSE. Formerly director of Horticulture and Learning, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. For services to Horticulture and Education.

Dr Ruth Louise Mallors-Ray. Formerly director of Aerospace and Defence Knowledge Transfer Networks. For services to Science, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. (Sevenoaks, Kent)

Miss Maura Regan. Principal Carmel College and chief executive, Carmel Education Trust. For services to Education. (Sedgefield, Durham)

David Reynolds, DL. Farmer and director, Camgrain. For services to Agriculture and the community in the East Midlands. (Kettering, Northamptonshire)

John Stuart Rhodes. For services to the Economy Planning and the community. (Oxfordshire)

Ms Eve Sarah Richardson. Formerly chief executive National Council for Palliative Care. For services to End of Life Care. (St Lawrence, Isle of Wight)

Christopher Ridley. Formerly director of Financial Management House of Commons. For services to Public Finances and voluntary service to Campanology. (London)

Dr Timothy William Robson. For services to the Homeless in Hertfordshire. (Watford, Hertfordshire)

Lt Col Peter Albert Roffey, DL. For services to the community in Leicestershire. (Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire)

Barrie Thomas Rutter. Founder and Artistic director Northern Broadsides. For services to Drama. (Halifax, West Yorkshire)

Mark Lindsay Sanderson. Formerly head of Major Events Team Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office. For services to Counter Terrorism. (Edinburgh)

Surat Singh Sangha. Managing director Asiana Ltd. For services to Entrepreneurship. (Nottinghamshire)

Dr John William Scadding. Consultant Neurology Adviser Ministry of Defence. For services to Medical Research and Defence. (London)

Ms Margrit Wendy Scott. President Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators. For services to Education. (Keswick, Cumbria)

Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon. Director Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL), Queen’s University Belfast. For services to Chemistry. (Donaghadee, Down)

Joseph Seelig. Founder London International Mime Festival. For services to Theatre. (London)

Jatinder Kumar Sharma. Principal and chief executive Walsall College. For services to Further Education. (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)

Ian Martin Shaw. Head Management of Regional Development Agencies Residuary Assets and Liabilities Team, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. For services to Business. (London)

Miss Dasha Wendy Shenkman. For services to Philanthropy and the Arts. (London)

Dr John Anthony Simmonds. Director of Policy Research and Development, British Association for Adoption and Fostering. For services to Children and Families. (London)

Mrs Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds. For services to the Equality and Rights of Disabled People. (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)

Ms Justine Mary Simons. Head of Cultural Policy Mayor of London’s Office. For services to Culture in London. (London)

Brian Simpson. Formerly Member of the European Parliament for North West England. For Parliamentary and Political Services. (Warrington, Cheshire)

Professor Iram Siraj. Professor of Early Childhood Education Institute of Education, University of London. For services to Education. (Stapleford, Cambridgeshire)

Jeffrey Skidmore. Conductor and Artistic director Ex Cathedra. Forservices to Choral Music. (Lichfield, Staffordshire)

Eric Roger Smith. Director of People and Learning British Red Cross. For services to First Aid. (London)

Frank Leslie Smith. Chair of Governing Body Chesterfield College. For services to Further Education. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)

Mrs Mardy Smith. Principal, New College, Worcester. For services to Education. (Evesham, Worcestershire)

Ms Sheridan Smith. Actress. For services to Drama. (London)

Ms Margaret Ann Souyave. For services to Hockey. (Ambergate, Derbyshire)

Professor Nigel James Sparrow. Senior National GP Adviser Care Quality Commission. For services to Primary Care. (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)

Charles Spencer. Chairman The Spencer Group. For services to Business and the Economy in the Hull and Humber Region. (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire)

Professor Sarah Katherine Spurgeon. Professor of Control Engineering University of Kent. For services to Engineering. (Shepherdswell, Kent)

Professor Gwyneth Mary Stallard. Professor of Pure Mathematics The Open University. For services to Higher Education. (Leek Wootton, Warwickshire)

David Purcell Stewart. For charitable services especially to the Health and Housing Sector in London and Surrey. (Oxted, Surrey)

Jean Roberta Lady Stoddart, DL. For services to Health and Charity in Merseyside. (Neston, Cheshire)

Ms Davina Louise Tanner. Chief executive and Founder Britannia Enterprises. For services to Business and the community in East Anglia. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Mrs Joan Mary Tice, DL. For charitable services through the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation. (Teeton, Northamptonshire)

Ms Jenny Margaret Tooth. Chief executive Officer UK Business Angels Association. For services to Small Businesses. (London)

Adrian Tranter. President British Taekwondo. For services to Martial Arts. (Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire)

Peter Truesdale. Formerly Councillor Lambeth Council. For public and political services. (London)

Henry Campbell Tweedie. Chair Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association. For services to the Red Meat Industry and the community in Northern Ireland. (Newtownards, Down)

Miss Elizabeth Kathleen Tysoe. Formerly head of Healthcare Inspection HM Inspector of Prisons. For services to Offender Health. (Staines, Surrey)

Simon Robert Vincent. President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide. For services to the Hospitality Industry. (Dorking, Surrey)

Ms Rachel Catherine Wakeman. Executive director and Trauma Care Worker, Imara. For services to Child Protection. (Mapperley Park, Nottinghamshire)

Charles Walker. Member of Parliament for Broxbourne. For political service. (London)

David John Ward. Route managing director South East, Network Rail. For services to the Rail Industry. (Ashford, Kent)

James Adam Robertson Ernest Ward. Crown Advocate Crown Court Advocacy Unit, Crown Prosecution Service. For services to Law and Order in the South West and service to the community. (Trowbridge, Wiltshire)

Professor Valerie Wass. Head School of Medicine, Keele University and Elected Member, Medical School Council Executive, London. For services to Medical Education. (London)

Ms Emily Margaret Watson. Actress. For services to Drama. (London)

Eion Watts. Leader Bolsover District Council. For services to Local Government. (Barlborough, Derbyshire)

Andrew James Webb. Senior Policy Adviser Indirect Tax, London, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Tax. (London)

Mrs Tessa Mary Webb. Formerly chief executive Hertfordshire Probation Trust. For services to Probation. (Brentwood, Essex)

Ashton West. Chief executive Motor Insurers’ Bureau. For services to Road Safety. (Tring, Hertfordshire)

Professor Christopher Allan Whatley. Formerly vice-Principal University of Dundee. For services to Scottish History Education. (Longforgan, Perth and Kinross)

Mrs Sharon Mary White. Founding Member, School and Public Health Nurses Association. For services to Public Health Nursing for School Aged Children. (Leeds, West Yorkshire)

Roger Brian Whorrod. Member of Council University of Bath. Forservices to Philanthropy in Higher Education. (Near Alcester, Warwickshire)

Mrs Margaret Willcox. Commissioning director for Adults, Gloucestershire County Council. For services to Vulnerable People in the South West. (Bridgnorth, Shropshire)

Professor Hugh Godfrey Maturin Williamson, F.B.A.. Formerly Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford. For services to Scholarship and Theology. (Southwold, Suffolk)

Eric Arthur Windsor. Formerly chairman National Bench Chairmen’s Forum. For services to the Administration of Justice. (Whitchurch, Shropshire)

Col Edward Christopher York. For services to Charity and the community in North Yorkshire. (York)