The Queen's Birthday Honours list: Recipients in London

The Queen's Birthday Honours list recognises people and their achievements across the full spectrum of public life.

Here is the full list of people from London, or whose work in London, is being honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Knights Bachelor

  • David Hartmann Higgins. Formerly chief executive, Olympics Delivery Authority. For services to Regeneration.
  • Councillor Edward Julian Lister. Leader, Wandsworth Council. For services to Local Government.

Order of the Bath


  • Sir Augustine Thomas O'Donnell, KCB. Cabinet secretary, head of the Home Civil. Service and permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office.


  • David Robert Bell. Permanent secretary, Department for Education.
  • Dr Malcolm Roy Jack. Clerk of the House of Commons and chief executive.
  • Michael Graham Pownall. Formerly Clerk of the Parliaments and head of the House of Lords Administration.


  • David John Mark Green, QC. Formerly director, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office.
  • Richard Nicholas Heaton. Director-General, Strategy, Information and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions.
  • Dr Gill Rider. Formerly director-General, Civil Service Capability Review Group, Cabinet Office.

Order of St Michael and St George


  • Professor Newell Walter Johnson. Professor of Dental Research, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Oral Health, King's College, London. For services to oral medicine and to public health internationally.

Royal Victorian Order


  • Richard David Thompson, MVO. Palace Foreman, Buckingham Palace.


  • John Keohane, BEM. Chief Yeoman Warder, HM Tower of London.

Royal Victorian Medal


  • Miss Maureen Victoria Searle. Contact Centre and Welcome Centre manager, Hampton Court Palace.

Order of the Companions of Honour


  • The Rt Hon Michael Howard Of Lympne. Baron. For public and political services.

Order of the British Empire


  • Professor Mervyn Allister King. Governor, Bank of England.


  • Ms Helen Anne Alexander, CBE. President, Confederation of British Industry. For services to Business.
  • Mrs Ruth Carnall, CBE. Chief executive, London Strategic Health Authority. For services to the NHS.
  • Dr Reena Keeble. Head teacher, Cannon Lane First School, London Borough of Harrow. For services to local and national Education.
  • Ms Jennifer Susan Murray, OBE. Presenter, Woman's Hour, BBC. For services to Radio Broadcasting.
  • Miss Janet Suzman. Actor. For services to Drama.


  • Edward Atkin. For services to Industry and to charity through the Atkin Foundation.
  • Alan James Baxter. For services to Engineering and to Conservation.
  • Ms Celia Birtwell. Designer. For services to the Fashion Industry.
  • Ms Catherine Felicity Byrne. Deputy director, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Home Office.
  • Christopher Richard Nigel Clark. Non-Executive chairman, Urenco. For services to Industry.
  • Mrs Elizabeth Anne Cockram. For services to the Voluntary Sector.
  • Mark Davies. Director, Health Inequalities and Partnership, Department of Health.
  • Ms Jenny Edwards. Chief executive, Homeless Link. For services to Disadvantaged People.
  • Bryan Ferry. Singer and Songwriter. For services to Music.
  • Colin Firth. Actor. For services to Drama.
  • Professor Brian George Gazzard. Professor of HIV Medicine and Clinical Research director for HIV/GUM, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. For services to Medicine.
  • Dr Christopher Shaw Gibson-Smith. Chairman, London Stock Exchange. For services to Business.
  • Michael Grandage. Artistic director, Donmar Warehouse. For services to Drama.
  • Miss Serena Mary Sara Hardy. Director, Personal Tax Benefits and Credits and Corporate Services, Solicitor's Office, London, HM Revenue and Customs.
  • Robert Humm. Director, Litigation, Solicitor's Office, HM Revenue and Customs, London.
  • David Isaac. Chairman, Stonewall. For services to Equality and Diversity.
  • Peter John James. Formerly Principal, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. For services to the Arts.
  • Ms Judith Ann Killick. Executive director, Judicial Studies College, Ministry of Justice.
  • John Knight, JP. For services to People with Disabilities.
  • Dr Julian Lob-Levyt. For services to Global Health.
  • Ms Kathryn McDowell, DL. Managing director, London Symphony Orchestra. For services to Music.
  • Alexander Robert Nairne. Director, National Portrait Gallery. For services to the Arts.
  • Jack Petchey, OBE. Founder, Jack Petchey Foundation for Young People. For charitable services.
  • Mrs Margaret Louise (Maggy) Pigott. Formerly Executive director, Judicial, Studies Board, Ministry of Justice.
  • Dr Judith Simpson. Head of Parliament and Constitution Division, Cabinet Office.
  • Mrs Patricia Beatrice Sowter. Principal, Cuckoo Hall Academy, London Borough of Enfield. For services to local and national Education.
  • Mark Howard Stephens. For services to the Legal Profession and to the Arts.
  • Professor Jennifer Anne Thomas. Professor of Particle Physics, University College London. For services to Science.
  • Dr Simon John Thurley. Chief executive, English Heritage. For services to Conservation.
  • Antony Ronald Wadsworth. For services to the Music Industry.
  • Professor Geoffrey James Whitty. Formerly director, Institute of Education, University of London. For services to Teacher Education.
  • Alan Thorpe Richard Wood. Director of Children's Services, London Borough of Hackney. For services to Education and to Local Government.


  • Ms Modupe Debbie Ariyo. Founder and Executive director, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse. For services to Children and Families.
  • Mrs Jean Ashton. Area Business manager, London, Crown Prosecution Service.
  • Ms Jane Ashworth. Chief executive, StreetGames. For services to Community Sport.
  • Ms Linda Austin. Formerly Head teacher, Swanlea School, London Borough of Tower Hamlets. For services to Education.
  • Professor Gillian Wright Macbeth Baird. Consultant Paediatrician, Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London. For services to Medicine.
  • Mrs Rosemary Susan Barnes. Formerly chief executive Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Trust. For services to Healthcare.
  • Simon Anthony Blake. For services to the Voluntary Sector and to Young People.
  • Ms Helen Brand. Chief executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. For services to the Accountancy Profession.
  • Professor Nigel Peter Brandon. Director, Energy Futures Laboratory, Imperial College, London. For services UK/China relations in science.
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor. Actor and Writer. For services to Light Entertainment.
  • Gerald Vincent Irwin Davis. Chair of Corporation, College of North West London. For voluntary service to Further Education.
  • Ian Dawson. Liaison Magistrate Pakistan, Crown Prosecution Service.
  • Edmund De Waal. Ceramic Artist. For services to Art.
  • Paul Colin Docker. Head of Electoral Administration, Cabinet Office.
  • Gary Farrow. For services to the Music Industry and to Charity.
  • Ms Emma Freud. For charitable services through Comic Relief.
  • Lt Col Conrad St John Graham, TD, DL. For voluntary service to SSAFA Forces Help in London.
  • Dr Paul Hann. Formerly Grade 6, New Academies Division, Department for Education.
  • Ms Judy Hargadon. Chief executive, School Food Trust. For services to Children's Well-being.
  • Ms Johanna Holmes. Chair, East Homes Housing Association. For services to the Housing Sector.
  • Sir Alexander Archibald Douglas Hope, Bt. Managing director, Double Negative. For services to the Visual Effects Industry.
  • Ms Tamara Ingram. Chair, Visit London. For services to the Tourist Industry.
  • Ms Helen Jones. Professional Adviser, Children in Care Division, Department for Education.
  • Dr Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh. Chair, British Sikh Educational Council. For services to Education and to Inter-Faith Understanding.
  • Councillor Charles Edward Lord, JP. Lead for Equalities and Social Inclusion, Local Government Association. For public service.
  • Graham Leslie Marchant. For services to the Arts.
  • Ms Claire Martin. Jazz Singer. For services to Music.
  • Emran Mian. Formerly secretary, Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
  • Ms Mia Judith Morris. For services to Black Heritage and to the community in South London.
  • Dr Roger Harvey Neighbour. Primary Care Educator, London. For services to Medical Education.
  • Stephen Christopher Neville. For charitable services.
  • Professor Elisabeth Willemien Paice. Visiting Professor, Professorial Department of Surgery, Imperial College. For services to Medicine.
  • Mark Nigel Parkinson. Head, Devolution Branch, Devolved Countries Unit, HM Treasury.
  • Professor Nirmala Rao. Pro-director (Learning and Teaching) and Professor of Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies. For services to Scholarship.
  • Nicholas Robertson. Chief executive, For services to the Fashion Industry.
  • Mrs Rebecca Rumpler. Founding director, Side-by-Side. For services to Special Educational Needs.
  • The Honourable Anna Gwenllian Somers Cocks. For services to the Arts.
  • Ms Marcelle Speller. Philanthropist. For services to the Voluntary Sector.
  • John Hall Spencer. For services to Business, Charity and to Young People in London.
  • Paul Victor Sutton. Principal, Greig City Academy, London Borough of Haringey. For services to Education.
  • Ms Samantha Taylor-Wood. Artist and Photographer. For services to the Arts.
  • George Jolyon Hay Thomson. Government Lawyer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Mrs Ramesh Kumari Verma. Chief executive, EKTA Charity. For services to Older People in East London.
  • Adrian Voce. Director, Play England. For services to Children.
  • Ms Gillian Wearing. Conceptual Artist. For services to Art.
  • Philip John Willoughby, JP. For services to the City of London Corporation and to Charity.
  • Mrs Jean Ellen Willson. For services to People with Learning Disabilities and their Family Carers.
  • Miss Jenny Shalina Wynne. For services to the Papal Visit.
  • Ms Joanna Gabrielle da Silva. For services to Engineering and to Humanitarian Relief.


  • Thomas Arthur Adams. For services to the Voluntary Sector.
  • Liaquat Ali. For services to Local Government in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
  • Mrs Joyce Amato. European Co-ordinator, Newham College of Further Education, London. For services to Education.
  • Dr Don Anthony. For services to Sport.
  • Ms Lynne Anita Babbington. For services to Educational Psychology in the London Borough of Harrow.
  • Mrs Katherine Bance. For services to the community in Penge, London Borough of Bromley.
  • Mrs Patricia Ann Bazeley. For services to the Samaritans Central London Branch.
  • Mrs Shirley Best. Executive Officer, Sure Start and Early Intervention Division, Department for Education.
  • The Reverend Michael Alan Binstock. For services to HM Prison Service and to Jewish Prisoners.
  • The Reverend Prebendary Philippa Jane Boardman. For services to Heritage in East London.
  • Peter Griffith Boursnell. For services to Fair Access to Higher Education.
  • Nazir Ahmed Butt. For services to Community Cohesion in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
  • Miss Doreen Cheryl Class. For services to Young People in the London Borough of Hackney.
  • Bryan Arthur Collier. For services to the community in the London Borough of Newham.
  • Ms Winsome Grace Cornish. For services to Black and Minority Ethnic People in London.
  • Mrs Sheila Maeve Daley. Clerk to the Corporation, Westminster Kingsway College. For services to Further Education.
  • James Julian Dean. For services to Social Housing in South West London.
  • Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle. For services to Local Government in the London Borough of Southwark.
  • Mrs Julia Catherine Donaldson. Author and Playwright. For services to Literature.
  • Ms Kirstie Donnelly. Director of Products and Marketing, Ufi/learndirect. For services to Further Education.
  • Michael William Doyle. Craft Team Line manager, Parliamentary Estates Directorate, House of Parliament.
  • Mrs Janet Fernau. Founder and Chair, Haemochromatosis Society. For voluntary service to Healthcare.
  • Ainsley Forbes. For services to Social Housing in London.
  • Augustine Leith Francis. For services to Steel Pan Music.
  • Mrs Joan Mary Gibbins. Deputy Council Officer, Institution of Mechanical Engineers. For services to Technology.
  • Ms Katherine Gillespie-Sells. For services to Disabled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.
  • Mrs Patricia Lilian Gilman. Lunchtime Supervisor, Kenmore Park First School, London Borough of Harrow. For services to Education.
  • Mrs Thea Green. Founder, Nails Inc. For services to the Beauty Industry.
  • Denis Ross Grey. Senior Executive Officer, Special Cases Directorate, UK Border Agency, Home Office.
  • Mrs Sue Groves. Interventions Caseworker, Small Medium Enterprise Team, London, HM Revenue and Customs.
  • Ms Joan Henthorn. Formerly Senior Laboratory Scientist, National Screening Programme for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Programme, Central Middlesex Hospital, London. For services to Healthcare.
  • Edward John Hill. For services to the Voluntary Sector in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London.
  • Frank Horwill. Athletics Coach. For voluntary service to Sport.
  • Mrs Rowenna Margaret Hughes. Formerly Physiotherapist, King's College Hospital, London. For services to Healthcare and to Disabled People.
  • Mrs Cherron Inko-Tariah. Senior Policy Adviser, Big Society Programme Team, Department for Communities and Local Government.
  • Ms Kamaljit Kaur. For services to Equal Opportunities for Asian Women.
  • Ian Keith Kemp. Head of Operational Command, Traffic, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to the Police.
  • Miss Brooke Kinsella. For services to the Prevention of Knife Crime.
  • John James Shepherd Marston. Chairman, Estates and Capital Projects Committee, Ealing Hammersmith and West London College. For services to Further Education.
  • Mrs Evelyn Martin. For services to Islington Home Care Service, London.
  • Duke McKenzie. For services to Boxing in the London Borough of Croydon.
  • Brendan McMurrough. Criminal Investigator, HM Revenue and Customs, London.
  • Sqn Ldr Kevin Mehmet. For voluntary service to the City of London Corporation and to Young People in South East London.
  • Ms Sarah Mower. For services to the Fashion Industry.
  • Robert George Musgrave. Youth and Community Worker, Providence House Christian Centre, London Borough of Wandsworth. For services to Young People.
  • Mrs Pauline Ellen Obee. For charitable services to St. Francis Hospice and Rainbow Trust Children's Charity in Essex.
  • Ms Namita Panjabi. Co-Founder, Masala World. For services to the Hospitality Industry.
  • Bipinchandra Dharamshi Patel. Vice-Chair of Governors, Working Men's College, London. For services to Adult and Further Education.
  • Matthew Peacock. Founder and chief executive, Streetwise Opera. For services to Music and to Homeless People.
  • Allan Stephen Richard Phillips. For voluntary service to the Sea Cadet Corps in London.
  • Peter John Pullan. Formerly chairman, STAGETEXT. For services to Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing People.
  • Ms Clare Richards. Chief executive Officer, The Clement James Centre. For services to the community in North Kensington, London.
  • Mrs Sandra Kaye Riley. Speech and Language Therapist. For services to Richard Cloudesley School, London Borough of Islington.
  • Terry Stacy. For services to the Housing Sector in London.
  • Edwin John Stevens. For services to the City of London Corporation and to the Voluntary Sector.
  • Edward Charles Stretton. Usher, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
  • Miss June Ann Stubbs. Chair, The Thorney Island Society. For services to Conservation in the City of Westminster.
  • Mrs Adrienne Sussman. For voluntary service to Young People in Israel and through the Scouts.
  • Chief Charles Coblah Cheata Thompson. For services to the Black Film Industry.
  • Dr Rabbi Chanan Tomlin. For services to Education and to the Jewish community in Manchester and London.
  • Mrs Patricia Trembath. For services to the community in Sydenham, London Borough of Lewisham.
  • Miss Christella Vasili. Ministerial Support Officer, Ministerial and Communications Group, HM Treasury.
  • Timothy Gerald Webb. Founder, Oily Cart Theatre. For services to Drama for Children with Special Needs.

Queen's Fire Service Medal


  • Robert Douglas Bond. Employee Relations manager, London Fire Brigade.
  • Stephen James Smith. Deputy assistant commissioner, London Fire Brigade.