Press release

Alan Eccles awarded CBE in 2015 New Year Honours List

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Alan Eccles, Public Guardian and Chief Executive of OPG, has been awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year Honours List.

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Public Guardian and Chief Executive of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), Alan Eccles, has been awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year Honours List. Alan has received the honour for services to the administration of justice and vulnerable adults.

Alan joined OPG in April 2012 and during his 30 year career in the civil service, Alan has held various roles within Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.

OPG protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance. It also helps people plan ahead for someone to make certain important decisions for them, should they become unable to do so because they lack mental capacity.

OPG supports the Public Guardian in carrying out the legal functions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Notes to editors:

  1. The full 2015 New Year Honours List
  2. More information about the Office of the Public Guardian including forms and details about lasting powers of attorney.
  3. For more information, call the Ministry of Justice press office on 020 3334 3536. Follow us on twitter @MoJGovUK.
Published 31 December 2014