The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2016.
Knighthood Knights Batchelor (Kt)
Mr William FITTALL (Saltwood). For Services to the Church of England.
Mr Michael UREN OBE (Tenterden). For Philanthropic Service.
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Dames Commander (DBE)
Ms Heather RABBATTS CBE (Lower Hardres). For Public Service and Services to Football and Equality.
Ms Jill TOOKEY MBE (Westerham). Founder and Artistic Director, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. For Services to Dance and Young People.
Mrs Pim BAXTER (Faversham). Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery. For Services to the Arts.
Mr William BELL (Sevenoaks). Head of Child Protection, Save the Childrren UK. For Humanitarian Services to Children.
Ms Hannah CARMICHAEL (Canterbury). Trustee, Depaul UK. For Services to Homeless and Vulnerable Young People.
Cllr Peter FLEMING (Sevenoaks). Leader Sevenoaks District Council and lately Chairman, Improvement and Innovation Board, Local Government Association. For Services to Local Government.
Mr Philip MASON (Gillingham). Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor, Department for International Development. For Services to International Anti-Corruption Policy.
Mr Gerard MCQUILLAN MBE (Deal). Lately Senior Advisor, Acquisitions, Exports, Loans and Collections, Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, Arts Council England. For Services to Public Arts Collections.
Mr Kevin MURPHY (Canterbury). Lately Chair, Excel London. For Services to Business Tourism.
Mrs Susannah SCHOFIELD (Sevenoaks). For Services to Small Businesses, Young People and Women in Business.
Ms Venessa WILLMS (Maidstone). Director of Primary Education, ARK Schools. For Services to Education.
Mrs Kim ARROWSMITH (Sheerness). Manager, Matchbox Day Nursery, Tower Hamlets. For Services to Children and Families.
Mr George BATTS (Maidstone). National Secretary and Treasurer, Normandy Veterans Association. For Voluntary Service to Veterans.
Mrs Dolores BRAY-ASH (Sevenoaks). Chair, Early Years Network Tower Hamlets and Vice-Chair of Governors, Charles Darwin School, Bromley. For Services to Children and Families.
Mrs Hilary DOBBIE (Tunbridge Wells). Lately Principal, Moor House School and College, Oxted, Surrey. For Services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Mr Christopher HUTTON (Hawkhurst). Chief Financial Officer, City of London Academies and Facilitator, Academy Finance Directors’ Forum. For Services to Education.
Mr Austen MARSH (Deal). Executive Officer, Coquelles Freight, Border Force, Home Office. For Services to Border Security.
Mr Douglas MOUTRIE (Gillingham). For Services to People with Disabilities in Kent.
Mr Frederick WOOD-BRIGNALL (Romney Marsh). For Services to the Community in Lydd and Romney Marsh, Kent.
Mrs Valerie BLAKE (Bexley). For Services to the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled in Dartford, Kent.
Mrs Joan BULLER (Tonbridge). For Services to the Community in Staplehurst, Kent.
Mr Nick DERMOTT (Margate). For Services to Heritage and Conservation in Thanet.
Mrs Ann FOAT (Canterbury). Chair, Ash Heritage Group. For Services to the Community in Ash, Kent.
Mr John HEUERMAN (Dartford). Ambassador, Bobby Moore Fund. For Services to Cancer Research.
Mrs Vanessa JONES. (Kent). Chair, Bredhurst Parish Council and Bredhurst Woodland Action Group. For Services to Woodland Management and the Community in Kent.
Dr Ashley LUPIN (Canterbury). For Humanitarian Services to Medical Training in Uganda.
Mrs Mary MATTHEWS (Dartford). For Services to Young People through the Girls’ Brigade in Hextable, Kent.
Mr Sean MCCARTHY (Dartford). For Voluntary Service to the Poppy Appeal in London.
Mr Alan ROWE (Gravesend). For Services to the Community in Cobham, Kent through the Parish Council.
Mr Richard TYLER (Dartford). Lead Service Manager, Event First Aid and Emergency Response. For Services to the British Red Cross in Kent and Sussex.
Mr Craig VIDLER (Maidstone). For Services to Charities.
Mr Christopher WEST (Dartford). Manager and Chair, Disability Network Advisory Group, National Crime Agency. For Services to Equality and Diversity Issues.