Figures from the transport sector were among those recognised for their contribution to major events over the past year in the King’s Birthday Honours.
Roy Brannen of the Scottish Government was made a CBE for services to transport in Scotland ‘on the Demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ while Hugh Gillies of Transport Scotland was made an OBE for the same reason.
Gillies wrote on LinkedIn: “You never do something like the planning and delivery of Op Unicorn on your own, it really is a huge collective effort. This Team Scotland approach came through for Op Unicorn as it did for the likes of Glasgow 2014, the Beast from the East and COP 26.”
James Brereton, formerly of the DfT, Sean O'Callaghan of British Transport Police, and Gareth Powell and Christian Van der Nest of Transport for London (TFL) were awarded the OBE “for services to the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”.
Anne Shaw, executive director at Transport for West Midlands, was awarded the OBE for services to the Commonwealth Games 2022.
She wrote: “It truly is a privilege to receive this honour in recognition of the work undertaken as part of delivering a successful Commonwealth Games. It really is an acknowledgement of the team of people who delivered an exceptional transport programme under adversity of planning during covid and rail industrial action.”
Also awarded the OBE were Institution of Civil Engineers director general Nicholas Baveystock, Matthew Lodge director, rail infrastructure at the DfT, and Howard Smith, director of the Elizabeth Line at TfL.
Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter and a member of Transport Select Committee was knighted, while Clive Maxwell CBE, formerly director general of the High Speed Rail Group at the DfT was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
Among those made an MBE in connection with the death of the late Queen were Raymond Carroll BEM, a transport manager in Northern Ireland, Monica Cooney of TfL, Robin Herringshaw, head of resilience at National Highways, Kapaljit Jhuti of Heathrow Airport, Stewart Leggett of Transport Scotland, and Sonia Maulson of Southeastern Trains.
Kelly Stone of Heathrow Airport was awarded an MBE for services to women in aviation engineering, as was Sharon Young, principal, project engineering for the Elizabeth Line at TfL for services to rail transport in London.
Veronica Hammersley, a school crossing patrol officer in County Antrim was awarded the BEM for services to the community, as was Winsome Hull of TfL, for services to transport in London and to diversity and inclusion.
Richard Auty, a former inspector with the Metropolitan Police, was awarded an MBE for services to forensic collision investigation while Michael Buckland of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution received the same honour for services to maritime safety.
Two rail station managers, Alison Hanscomb of Great Western Railway and Teresa Pearson of South Western Railway, were awarded the BEM for services to the state funeral Majesty Queen Elizabeth, as was Corina Pearce of the DfT.
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