The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year Honours 2017.
Knights Batchelor (Kt) Knighthoods
Mr Antony BEEVOR (Kent). Military Historian and Author. For Services in support of Armed Forces Professional Development.
Mr David BEHAN CBE (Tunbridge Wells). Chief Executive, Care Quality Commission. For Services to Health and Care.
Mr Julian BRAZIER TD MP (Canterbury). Member of Parliament for Canterbury. For Political and Public service.
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Mr Peter FISH (Tunbridge Wells). Director General, Government Legal Department C and Legal Adviser, Home Office. For Legal Services to Government.
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Officer (OBE)
Mr Joe BADEN (Rochester). Founder, Open Book Project. For Services to Higher Education.
Ms Susan BAKER (Whitstable). Director, Time to Change. For Services to Mental Health.
Mrs Eleanor BRAZIL (Wrotham). Children’s Services Commissioner, Slough. For Services to Children’s Social Care.
Miss Sharon BROOME (Tonbridge). Principal Forensic Investigator, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. For Services to Defence.
Dr Jonathan CLARK (Edenbridge). Executive Headteacher, Beckmead Family of Schools, Croydon. For Services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Dr Gaynor JEFFERY (Sevenoaks). Assistant Director, EU Consumer Policy, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. For Services to Consumer Rights.
Ms Carol McCALL (Sevenoaks). Head of Civil Contingency Communications, Cabinet Office. For Services to Government Civil Contingency Preparation and Ceremonial Planning.
Mr Jonathan TIBBS (Tunbridge Wells). Chairman, Jon Tibbs Associates Ltd. For Services to International Trade and the Sports Sector.
Mrs Caroline WAKE (Tonbridge). Head, UK Delegation, Channel Tunnel Safety Authority. For Services to Transport Safety and the Community in Kent.
Mr Jonathan BLOOMER (Sevenoaks). Lately Trustee and Honorary Treasurer, NSPCC. For Voluntary Services to Children and Young People.
Captain Donald COCKRILL (Faversham). Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots’ Association. For Voluntary Services to Maritime Heritage and the Port Industry.
Mr Michael CONWAY (Sevenoaks). Chief Executive Officer, FM Conway. For Services to UK Construction, Infrastructure Support and Road Safety.
Mr Arjuna FERNANDO (Sevenoaks). Investor and Entrepreneur. For Services to the Digital Economy.
Mrs Sharon HOLNESS (Folkestone). For Voluntary Services through the National Police Memorial Day.
Dr Howard LEICESTER (Otford). For Services to Improving Patient Services to the NHS.
Dr Cheryl MVULA (Whitstable). For Services to Responsible Tourism, Community Development and Conservation in Kent and Africa.
Mr Thomas RANSLEY (Ashford). For Services to Rowing.
Mr John SCHONER JP (Hythe). For Services to the Community in Hythe, Kent.
Mr Robert SIMPSON (Eynsford). Founder, Electrosonic. For Services to the UK’s Audio-Visual Industry.
Ms Susannah TOWNSEND (Canterbury). For Services to Hockey.
Mrs Louise UPTON (Canterbury). Lately Foster Carer, Kent County Council. For Services to Children.
Mr Ronald UPTON (Canterbury). Lately Foster Carer, Kent County Council. For Services to Children.
Mr Austin WALKER (Margate). County Vice-President, Kent, Royal British Legion. For Voluntary Services to Veterans and their Families.
Mrs Barbara WALSH (Gravesend). Lately Case Officer, Cabinet Office. For Services to Public Administration and to the Community in Kent.
Mr Ronald WOODWARD (Herne Bay). For Services to Age UK and the Community in Herne Bay, Kent
Mr Prithipal Singh KANG (Gravesend). For Services to Fire and Rescue Awareness and Community Cohesion in North Kent.
Mr Baljinder Singh RANA (Gravesend). Chairman, Guru Nanak Football Club. For Services to Football and Inclusion in Kent.
Mr William STUPPLES (Tenterden). Armourer, Ministry of Defence. For Services to Army Training and Charitable Service.
Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)
Miss Ann MILLINGTON (Kent). Chief Executive, Kent Fire and Rescue Service.