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New Year's Honours 2008

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Knighthood

Michael Harris, former president, Social Security & Child Support Appeals Tribunal, and circuit judge. Alderman John Stuttard, justice of the peace (JP), former lord mayor, City of London.

KCB

Nigel Hamilton, head, Northern Ireland Civil Service. William Jeffrey CB, permanent secretary, Ministry of Defence.

CB

Sandra Caldwell, JP, director of field operations, Health & Safety Executive, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). Joseph Doran, former director-general of departmental management, Department of Health.

Dr Vanessa Lawrence, director-general and chief executive, Ordnance Survey. Bruce Mann, former head of the civil contingencies secretariat, Cabinet Office. Dr Jeanette Pugh, director, Safeguarding Group, Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF). Philip Wynnowen, director-general, strategy and pensions, DWP.

CBE

Graham Badman, director of children’s services, Kent CC. Matthew Baggott, QPM chief constable, Leicestershire Constabulary. Evelyn Collins, chief executive, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Anthony Douglas, chief executive, Children & Family Court Advisory & Support Service. Teresa Graham former deputy chair, Better Regulation Commission. Robert Green, former director, Inspectorate Reform, Ofsted. Keith Hargrave, former head teacher, Canterbury High School, Kent. Susan Lewis, HM chief inspector of education and training in Wales. Alex Linkston, chief executive, West Lothian Council. Ann Lloyd, head of health and social services department, Welsh Assembly Government, and chief executive, NHS Wales. Irene Lucas, chief executive, South Tyneside MBC. Matthew MacIver, chief executive and registrar, General Teaching Council for Scotland. Angela Mason OBE, former director, Women & Equality Unit, Department for Communities & Local Government. John Mills, former director of rural policy, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Julian Pipe (Lab), mayor, Hackney LBC. Paul Young, chief fire officer, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.

OBE

Mushtaq Ahmad, former provost, South Lanarkshire Council. John Barradell, deputy chief executive, Westminster City Council. Paul Bleasdale, head of pensions and medical fitness unit, School Resources Group, DCFS. David Cragg, regional director, Learning & Skills Council. Byron Davies, chief executive, Cardiff Council. Nina Dawes, chief executive, Lichfield DC. David Duncan, former provost, North Ayrshire Council. Michael Galloway, director, planning and transportation, Dundee City Council. Robert Gilmore, former chief executive, Banbridge DC. Deborah Goodwin, former member of the audit committee, Training & Development Agency for Schools. Martin Hill (Con), leader, Lincolnshire CC. Kathleen Lemaire, chief executive, School Library Association. Jon Lord, head of community housing services, Bolton MBC. Alastair MacNish, former chair, Accounts Commission for Scotland. Stephen Maddox, chief executive, Wirral MBC. Stephen Parnaby (Con), leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Barbara Riddell, director of resources, London Fire Brigade. Anton Setchell assistant chief constable, Association of Chief Police Officers. Robert Sykes, former chief executive, Worcestershire CC. Kashaf Walayat, head of service improvement and operations, Chief Information Officers Group, DCSF. Roy Wicks, director-general, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. David Willcox (Lab), Derbyshire CC. John Wilson, director of education, East Renfrewshire Council.

MBE

Janet Anderson, former chair, Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership, Hull. Leslie Adams, for services to flood rescue. Maureen Ainsley, chair, Battle Museum of Local History. Lorraine Allen, head of Cornwall & Scilly European Objective One Programme, Government Office for the South West, DCSF. Janet Anderson, former chair, Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership, Hull. Ann Chambers, Sure Start operations manager and deputy chief executive, Howgill Family Centre. David Cook, chief executive, Kettering BC. Lilian Counsell, office manager, Lancashire CC. Jennifer Dawson, executive officer, head of the correspondence unit, Highways Agency. Shirley Evans, former home care assistant, Berkshire CC. Terry Everett, trading standards officer, Thurrock BC. Yinnon Ezra, director of recreation and heritage, Hampshire CC. John Farndon, fire control officer, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service. Jonathan Fenn, for services to flood rescue. Thomas Fox, former special needs youth leader, Derbyshire CC. Christopher Harding, chief executive and clerk, Norfolk Police Authority. Patricia Hawkes (Lab), chair, Children & Young People’s Trust, Brighton & Hove City Council. Geoffrey Hirst, central services manager, Kirklees Metropolitan Council. Steve Horlock, bereavement services manager, Brighton & Hove City Council. Michael Howe, station manager (retained), Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Shropshire & Wrekin Fire Authority. Mahroof Hussain (Lab), JP and cabinet member for communities and involvement, Rotherham MBC. Sidney Kallar (Lab), Barking & Dagenham LBC. John Kelly, county emergency planning officer, Oxfordshire CC. Thomas Keogan, consultant for deaf services, Darlington BC. David Lathrope, chair, Libraries & Information, East Midlands Inspire Working Group. Enid Levin, former practice development manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence. Anita Marsland, executive director of health and social care, Knowsley MBC, and chief executive, Knowsley Primary Care Trust. Lynda Matthews, facilities office services messenger, Welsh Assembly Government.John O’Dowd, quality improvement officer, North Lanarkshire Council. Milan Radulovic (Lab) leader, Broxtowe BC. Annette Morgan, senior emergency planning officer, Rotherham MBC. Rachel Rea, (DUP), Larne BC. Gaynor Richards, director, Neath Port Talbot CBC. Elvin and Jennifer Rose, foster carers, Salford. Philip Ryan, retained station manager, Tewkesbury Community Fire Station, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service. Susan Sida-Lockett for services to regional and local government in Suffolk. Robert Smith, secretary, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland. Shirley Turner, strategic planning officer, Hampshire CC, and chair, Education Building Development Officers’ Group. John Thornley, information and communications technology adviser, department of education, Isle of Man Government. John Williams (Lab), leader, Darlington BC. Andrew Wilson, first call operative, National Grid. Edward Wilson, former street cleaner, Westminster City Council.

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