Four named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

FOUR people from Times Territory are among those named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Ann Hunter, Martin Tiplady, Gwenda Binks and Gillian Fennings-Monkman were all honoured in the annual list, in recognition of their work in their respective professional fields.

Welwyn resident Prof Hunter, the former senior vice-president and head of science environment development at GlaxoSmithKline, was made a CBE for her services to pharmaceuticals.

Mr Tiplady, from Goffs Oak, received an OBE for services to police, as head of human resources at Metropolitan Police.

“I am thrilled,” said Mr Tiplady. “It is not something I expected or even thought about but I am very pleased to be recognised in this way.

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“I have been well supported by many able and skilled colleagues whom I really want to thank. The Met is a great organisation and I am pleased to be part of it.”

Trade unionist Ms Binks, from WGC, was made an MBE, while Mrs Fennings-Monkman from Brookmans Park was awarded the same title for services to women’s enterprise.

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Mrs Fennings-Monkman, 50, has been a councillor specialising in eating disorders, addiction and relationship issues for eight years, working extensively with women suffering from domestic violence.

“It’s fantastic and very humbling,” she said. “It’s a great honour and privilege that just makes you inspired to do more. It’s very motivational.”

Elsewhere, former Willow Foundation chair of trustees Tina Tietjen, chairman of the Air Transport Users Council, was made an OBE for services to the aviation industry.

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