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.
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.