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New Year Honours List 2013

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The work of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its partners and stakeholders was recognised in the New Year Honours…

The work of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its partners and stakeholders was recognised in the New Year Honours List - 2013, with 48 people receiving awards across the full remit of the department’s responsibility from nature conservation to farming, scientific research and animal welfare.

The Right Honourable Margaret Mary Beckett, MP was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for public and political service including her role as Former Secretary of State for Defra, 2001-2006. Mr Martin Coulson Spray, the Chief Executive of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Mr Coulson Spray’s CBE was for his services to nature conservation.

Dr Miles Parker, Defra’s former Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser for 10 years, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to government including 37 years in the Civil Service.

The successful recipients include:

England

Knighthood

Mr Kenneth Henry Grange CBE Industrial Designer. Designer of the rural post box. For services to Design.

Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire

The Right Honourable Margaret Mary Beckett MP and former Secretary of State for Defra. For public and political service.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Mr Timothy James Breedon Lately Group Chief Executive, Legal and General Group and Chairman, Association of British Insurers. For services to the Insurance Industry.

Mr Peter Vincent Marks Group Chief Executive, The Co-operative Group. For services to the Retail Trade.

Mr David Tom Potts Lately plc Board Member and Chief Executive, Tesco, Asia. For services to Employment, Skills and Apprenticeships in the Retail Sector.

Mr Martin Coulson Spray Chief Executive, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. For services to Nature Conservation.

Mr Roger Hugh Williams MP, Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire. For public and political service. Former chairman of Brecon and Radnorshire NFU branch.

Mr Stephen Visscher Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. For services to the Support of Scientific Research.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Professor Ian Bateman Professor of Environmental Science and Economics, University of East Anglia. For services to Environmental Science and Policy.

Dr William Trotman Bordass Building Scientist. For services to the Architectural and Engineering Professions and Sustainable Development.

Ms Polly Gibb Director, Women in Rural Enterprise. For services to Rural Enterprise.

Dr Robert Charles Hubrecht Deputy Scientific Director, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. For services to Animal Welfare.

Dr Miles Michael Parker Director, Strategic Evidence and Analysis, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to Improving Government Science

Ms Sue Riddlestone Co-Founder, BioRegional. For services to Sustainable Business and to the London
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Christopher Burnaby Starr Chair, Forestry Regulation Task Force. For services to British Forestry and Forestry Education.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr John Stanley Bourlet Bennett Dairy Farmer. For services to the community in Worcester.

Mrs Jean Brandford Founder, South Devon Seabird Trust. For services to Animal Welfare.

Mr George Wentworth Butler Dairy Farmer. For services to Agriculture and to charity.

Mr Robert Emile Collins Leeds, West Yorkshire. For services to the Meanwood Valley Urban Farm and to the community in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Councillor Anthony Rowland Favell Councillor and Chair, Peak District National Park. For political and public service.

Mr Peter Fowler Market Trader and Former President of the Covent Garden Market Tenants Association. For services to the Food and Catering Industries.

Mr Martin Fraser Gardner Programme Co-ordinator, International Conifer Conservation Programme. (Edinburgh) For services to Horticultural Conservation.

Miss Christine Leon Head of Chinese Medicinal Plants Authentication and Conservation Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. For services to the UK-China Science Relationship.

Mrs Elizabeth Seabrook Administrator, Insurance Company. For services to Bioscience.

Mr Gary Charles Taylor Managing Director, Valley Grown Nurseries and Former Vice-Chairman, NFU Horticulture and Potato Board. For services to the UK Pepper Industry.

Mr Roger Michael Thrift Underwriting Adviser, Life Science Insurance Company. For services to Bioscience.

Mr Philip White Hestercombe Gardens Trust. For services to historic garden restoration.

Miss Jane Elizabeth Withey Founder, Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime. For services to Wildlife Law Enforcement and to Girlguiding in Somerset North.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Lewis Badger Volunteer, Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For services to the Environment.

Mr David Burns Dunn Chair, West Lancashire Civic Trust and Chair, West Lancashire Borough Council’s Conservation Areas Advisory Panel. For services to Conservation in West
Lancashire.

Mrs Dorothy Fisher Fundraiser, RSPCA. For services to Animal Welfare and the community in Cornwall.

Mr Michael Harvey Gee Barnstaple, Devon For services to Orchard Conservation in North Devon.

Miss Vivienne Heys Departmental Superintendent, Royal Veterinary College. For services to Higher Education and Animal Health.

Mrs Helen Kirk Campaigner and Volunteer, Thorne and Hatfield Moors. For services to Conservation.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr Henry Murray Campbell Lately Senior Superintendent, Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen. For services to the Welfare of Fishermen in Scotland.

Mr Andrew Douglas-Home Lately Chair, Tweed Commissioners and the River Tweed Foundation. For services to Fishing and to Scottish Heritage through the Abbotsford Trust.

Mr George Fairgrieve Manager, Food Safety/Health and Safety,
East Lothian Council and Chair, Scottish
Food Enforcement Liaison Committee. For services to Consumer Protection.

Mr Paul Kinkhead Head of Environment and Protection, Michelin Tyres plc. For services to Environmental Protection in Northern Ireland.

Professor James Ivor Prosser Personal Chair in Microbiology, University of Aberdeen. For services to Environmental Science.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr Daniel Douglas Kenneth Campbell Master Whisky Distiller, Tomatin Distillery. For services to the Whisky Industry and to the community in Strathdearn, Inverness-shire.

Mr Ian John Craig Lately President, The Scottish Beekeepers Association. For services to Beekeeping.

Mr Kevin Findlater Chief Inspector, Central Scotland Police. For services to the Environment and to the community in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Mrs Deirdre Elizabeth Hilton Former National President, UK and Irish Dexter Society. For services to the conservation of Dexter cattle in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Pamela Rodway Farmer, Wester Lawrenceton Farm, Morayshire. For services to the Promotion of Sustainable Food Production and Food
Education in Scotland.

Mr Kenneth James Sharkey Farmer and Member, Livestock and Meat Commission. For services to Agriculture in Northern Ireland.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mrs Cecilia Catherine Fernie Founder, Greyhound Rescue, Fife. For services to Animal Welfare.

Mrs Agnes Jane Elizabeth Leask Crofter. For services to Crofting in Shetland.