More than 20 extraordinary people have been recognised across Sussex in this year’s New Year’s Honours List. The List, published today, shows a wide mixture of OBEs, MBEs and MBEs as well as BEMs (Medal of the Order of the British Empire) and 70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
This year’s list also shows that 551 women are recognised in the List, representing 49% of the total.
Full details of the list can be found here, but meanwhile, here’s our Sussex roll of honour; a massive well done to all of these people!
Ms Clare Joanne CONNOR OBE (CBE)
Director, Women’s Cricket, England and Wales Cricket Board. For services to Cricket.
Dr Phillip Andrew EVANS (CBE)
Head, DFID Somalia, Department for International Development. For services to Humanitarian Relief.
Mrs Alison Helen STANLEY (CBE)
For services to the Creation and Leadership of Civil Service Employee Policy, with a Particular Focus on Improving and Implementing Workforce Policies.
Mr Nick Gerard Peter WHITFIELD (CBE)
Chief Executive, Achieving for Children and Children’s Services and lately Commissioner, Sunderland and Reading. For services to Children.
Mrs Poppy JAMAN (OBE)
Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England. For services to People with Mental Health Issues.
Professor Christopher Swee Chau LIU (OBE)
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Sussex Eye Hospital. For services to Ophthalmology.
Mr Mark ROBINSON (OBE)
Head Coach, England Women’s Cricket Team. For services to Cricket.
Ms Philipa Ann AILION (MBE)
Casting Director. For services to Theatre and Diversity in the Arts.
Mr Richard Anthony EDWARDS (MBE)
For services to the community in Hastings.
Professor Matthew HARRISON (MBE)
Trustee, STEMNET. For services to Engineering and Education.
Mr Anthony MARWOOD (MBE)
Violinist. For services to Classical Music.
Dr Andrew SPIERS (MBE)
Director of Science and Technology, Ardingly College. For services to Education.
Ms Heather MEALING (BEM)
For services to People with Disabilities and their Carers in Leeds and East Sussex.
Mr Colin John MOORE (BEM)
For services to Music in East Sussex.
Ms Christine RYAN (DBE)
Lately Chief Inspector, Independent Schools Inspectorate. For services to Education.
Mr John Frederick NELSON DL (CBE)
Lately Chairman, Lloyd’s of London. For services to the Global Promotion of British Business and to Diversity in the Workplace.
Professor Clive BEHAGG (OBE)
Lately Vice-Chancellor, University of Chichester. For services to Higher Education and Economic Regeneration.
Mr Anthony Peter DELAHUNTY (OBE)
Non-Executive Board Member, Marine Management Organisation. For services to the Fishing Industry.
Mrs Alwen LYONS (OBE)
Lately Company Secretary, Post Office Ltd. For services to the Post Office and to Equality and Diversity.
Mr William WARD (OBE)
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. For services to the Economy and the GREAT Campaign.
Mrs Barbara BOWER (MBE)
Foster Carer, West Sussex County Council. For services to Children and Families.
Mrs Mary Sydney GRACE (BEM)
For services to the community in Crawley, West Sussex.
Mr David THOMPSON (BEM)
For services to the community in Billingshurst, West Sussex.