Public servants honoured

17 Jun 13
CIPFA members were again recognised for their public service as the Queen’s Birthday Honours were published at the weekend.

Dennis Hone, chief executive officer at the Olympic Delivery Authority, received a CBE for helping ensure successful delivery of last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Geoffrey Driver, the leader of Lancashire County Council and a CIPFA member, also received the CBE for services to local government. And there was an MBE for Ian Summers, the former finance and governance adviser to the National Assembly for Wales.

Elsewhere, economist Andrew Dilnot was knighted. Dilnot led the review into long-term care funding, which reported in 2011, and now chairs the UK Statistics Authority.

Knighthoods also went to: Brendan Barber, former general secretary of the Trades Union Congress; Malcolm Grant, chair of NHS England; and Stephen House, chief constable of the new Police Service of Scotland.

Also knighted were Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP and former chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, and former Liberal Democrat local government minister Andrew Stunell.

Gary Porter, Conservative vice chair of the Local Government Association, and Peter McNaney, chief executive of Belfast City Council, both received a CBE for services to local government. OBEs for local government service went to Lesley Clarke, chair of the Women in Local Government Association, and Steve Reed, former deputy chair of the LGA.

Karen Sussex, of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s local government finance team, received the OBE for services to local government finance.

The full list of honours can be downloaded here.


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