By Chris Lennon, News editor
Saturday, June 16, 2012
HERTFORDSHIRE residents have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Cllr Robert Gordon, leader of Hertfordshire County Council, was made a CBE for services to local government.
The Goffs Oak and Bury Green ward representative, who has led the council since 2007, is also chairman of the Conservative Councillors’ Association.
Other Hertfordshire residents who have been honoured today are:
* Peter Birkett, who is chief executive of Barnfield College in Luton, is knighted for services to further education and the academy movement.
* Professor Janet Thornton, who is director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, is made a Dame for services to bioinformatics.
* Peter Keen, a special adviser to UK Sport, is appointed a CBE for services to sport.
* Karen Middleton, chief health professions officer for the Department of Health, is made a CBE.
* Robert Reitemeier, lately chief executive of The Children’s Society, is made a CBE for services to children.
* Dr Michael Short, president of the Stevenage-based Institution of Engineering and Technology and vice-president at Telefonica Europe, is made a CBE for services to the mobile communications industry.
* Norman Bell is appointed an OBE for services to the Town and Country Planning Association.
* Dr Peter Bonfield, the chief executive of BRE, is made an OBE for services to research and innovation in the construction industry.
* Lynne Head, head of organisational change programme, Home Office Science, becomes an OBE.
* Armando Iannucci, comedy writer who created BBC political satire The Thick of It, is made an OBE for services to broadcasting.
* David Cheetham, lately diocesan registrar of St Albans, receives an MBE for services to ecclesiastical law and to charity in Hertfordshire.
* Luke Donald, current world number one golfer who was born in Hemel Hempstead, becomes an MBE for services to golf.
* Jonathon Hope, lately chairman of the Kidney Disease Modernisation Initiative, is made an MBE for services to kidney disease patients.
* David James, former England goalkeeper from Welwyn Garden City, is made an MBE for services to charity and sport.
* Reginald Law, a Neighbourhood Watch activist, is appointed an MBE for services to community safety in St Albans.
* Lesley Lopez, head of patient and public involvement at Watford General Hospital, is made an MBE for services to the NHS.
* Colin McIntyre, county secretary of Hertfordshire Scouts, becomes an MBE for services to young people.
* Julie Nicholson, governor of Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and chief executive of HertsMind Network, is made an MBE for services to mental health.
* Dr Julia Scholfield, a consultant dermatologist for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, receives an MBE for services to dermatology.
* Glynden Trollope, deputy chairman of the Dacorum Mental Health Support Group, Hertfordshire, is made an MBE for services to mental health.
* Sarah Wren, chief executive of Hertfordshire Community Meals for the elderly, is appointed an MBE for services to the community sector in the county.
* Terence Downes receives the re-introduced British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to boxing and charity.
* Susan Harper also gets a BEM for services to visually impaired people in Watford.
* Ernest Havis receives a BEM for services to the community and charity in Cheshunt.
* Jean Hutton gets a BEM for services to the community in St Albans.
* Colin Plummer receives a BEM for services to the community in Sarratt.