Four council leaders have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Judith Blake (Lab), leader of Leeds City Council becomes a CBE while Warwickshire CC leader Izzi Seccombe (Con) an OBE.
Two other leaders became MBEs: Pamela Posnett (Con), of Melton BC, and Alan Waltham (Con) of North Lincolnshire Council.
Gillian Norton, former chief executive of Richmond upon Thames LBC has become an OBE as has Sally Burlington, head of policy at the Local Government Association, for services to adult social services. Alan Gay, deputy chief executive, Leeds City Council, also receives an OBE.
Department of Health permanent secretary Chris Wormald became a Knight Commander of the Bath. He is a former director general for local government and regeneration at the Department for Communities & Local Government.
Peter Schofield, former DCLG director general, housing and planning, became a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
Mark Boleat, former chair of the City of London Corporation’s policy and resources committee, has been knighted for services to the financial services industry and to local government.
Other awards to officers and former councillors included:
Peter Black (Lib Dem), City & County of Swansea
Chris Robbins, former leader, Waltham Forest LBC
Rodney Bass (Con), Essex CC
Thomas Hurst, chief investment officer, Sunderland City Council
Kathryn Oldham, head of resilience, civil contingencies and resilience unit, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities
Peter Richardson, chair, Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Lynda Fairhurst, former head of lifelong learning, Oldham MBC
Carole Burgoyne, strategic director for people, Plymouth City Council
Janet Dullaghan, head of commissioning for children’s health and wellbeing, Peterborough City Council
Doreen Hall (Con), South Lakeland DC
Ray Howard (Con), Essex CC
Abdul Jabbar (Lab), Oldham MBC deputy leader
Anjna Patel, principal officer, road safety and parking, Sandwell MBC
Kevin Rowland, facilitator in systems and services, Sandwell MBC