The 2003 New Year's Honours List is one of the annual New Year Honours, a part of the British monarch's honours system, where New Year's Day, 1 January, is marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and recipients of other official honours. A number of other Commonwealth Realms also mark this day in this way. These awards are presented by or in the name of the reigning monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II or her vice-regal representative.
The recipients of honours are displayed as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by the country (in order of their date of independence from the United Kingdom) whose ministers advised The Queen on the appointments, then by honour, with grades i.e. Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander etc. and then divisions i.e. Civil, Diplomatic and Military as and where appropriate.
The 2003 New Year Honours in New Zealand were appointments by Elizabeth II in her right as Queen of New Zealand, on the advice of the New Zealand government, to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by New Zealanders, and to celebrate the passing of 2002 and the beginning of 2003. They were announced on 31 December 2002.The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.
Anita Chapman MBE (born 3 July 1952 in Doncaster) is a British Paralympic archer. In individual medals she won silver at the 1996 Summer Paralympics and gold at the 2000 Summer Paralympics. In team medals she was on the bronze medal team at the 1996 Summer Paralympics, the silver medalist team at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, and the gold medal winning team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.
Chapman was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2003 New Year Honours for services to Archery.
Bernice Papasina Mene (born 18 January 1975) is a former New Zealand netball player.
Mene represented New Zealand playing netball for the Silver Ferns for 10 years, playing 78 tests. She captained the domestic team the Southern Sting from 1998 to 2003, with the team winning the National Bank Cup each year she captained except for 1998. Mene is a qualified teacher. She made a guest appearance on episode 3.5 of the New Zealand cartoon Bro'Town. Mene is currently a Sky TV commentator for Sky Sport 1's live netball coverage of the ANZ Championship along with former Silver Ferns (Tania Dalton, Anna Stanley) and Australian netball players (Natalie Avellino and Kathryn Harby-Williams).
In the 2003 New Year Honours, Mene was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to netball.She is married to former New Zealand cricketer Dion Nash. Together they have three children.Mene is the daughter of former decathlete Mene Mene and former javelin and discus thrower Sally Mene (née Flynn).
Sir Bruce Houlton Slane (10 August 1931 – 7 January 2017) was a New Zealand public servant and lawyer. He served as New Zealand's first Privacy Commissioner from 1993 to 2003.Slane was educated at Takapuna Grammar School and Auckland University, graduating with a law degree in 1957.He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1985, and was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to personal and human rights, and the law, in the 2003 New Year Honours. He accepted the redesignation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009, following the reintroduction of titular honours by the New Zealand government.Slane's wife, Penelope, Lady Slane, died on 28 December 2016. Sir Bruce died ten days later, on 7 January 2017.
Colin Angus Vincent, OBE, FRSE, is a British electrochemist with a specific interest in high energy batteries. He attended Oban High School and Glasgow University where he was medallist in Chemistry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, a Ph.D. and later a D.Sc. During his academic career he has held posts at the University of Glasgow and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chiefly, though, he was Master and Deputy Principal at St Andrews University, with a spell as Acting Vice-Chancellor.
Starting his St Andrews career on a one-year research fellowship in 1966, Professor Vincent climbed the ranks to become Head of School of Chemistry from 1990 until 1996. He was Master of the United College at St Andrews from 1996 until his retirement in 2003.
Professor Vincent is a Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was awarded the Galvani Medal in 1998. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 New Year Honours List.
Sir Derek James Morris (born 23 December 1945) is former Chairman of the Competition Commission (formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission) and was the Provost of Oriel College, Oxford until Moira Wallace replaced him in 2013.
Morris was educated at Harrow County School for Boys, studied PPE at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and then took a D.Phil. in Economics at Nuffield College, Oxford before taking up a Research Fellowship at the Centre for Business and Industrial Studies at University of Warwick. From 1970 until 1998 he was Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Oriel. This included three years on secondment as Economic Director of the National Economic Development Council. From 1984 to 1998 he was Chairman of Oxford Economic Forecasting Ltd, and is currently a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He joined the Monopolies Commission in 1991, becoming Chairman in 1998.He has published widely on economic topics, most recently on economic reform in Chinese enterprises. In addition, he has acted as adviser to the Asian Development Bank on enterprise reform in Central Asia.
He was Knighted in the 2003 New Year Honours. In 2004, he was named to head a government-sponsored review into the actuarial profession in the United Kingdom, known as the Morris Review.From 2007 to 2013 he was a Member of the Committee for Standards in Public Life (formerly the Nolan committee); from 2006 to 2016 the Chairman of the Trustees of the Oxford University Pension Fund; and is now Chairman of The Cheviot Trust (a not-for-profit, multi-employer pension scheme); from 2006 to 2013 a Non-Executive Director of Lucida plc (an insurance company which specialises in buying out large scale pension funds) and then its chairman. While at Oriel he was Chairman of Oxford University's College Contributions Committee (which recommends redistribution of resources from colleges with high endowment to those with low endowment); and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University. He is currently also a senior economic advisor th Frontier Economics, and under the auspices of the Cairncross Foundation, lead advisor to the Chinese Government on economic reform.
His first novel, 'Pawn's Gambit' (under the pseudonym Harry Armstrong) was shortlisted for 'Political Thriller of the Year'.
Richard William Tonks (born 21 February 1951) is a former national New Zealand rowing coach and a former rower who won a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Through his coaching career he has coached crews to a total of 25 World Championship medals—including thirteen gold—and a total of seven Olympic medals—six of which were gold.
Hirini (Sid) Melbourne (21 July 1949 – 6 January 2003) was a Māori composer, singer, university lecturer, poet and author. He was from Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Kahungunu Maori tribes.
He is known in New Zealand for his work surrounding the revival of Māori culture. A member of Ngā Tamatoa, which petitioned the New Zealand Government to have Maori taught in schools as part of its focus on Maori identity, he also studied at the University of Auckland and later became the Dean and associate professor of Māori and Pacific development at the University of Waikato. Melbourne is a significant figure in the revival of the Maori language with dozens of his now classic songs sung in classrooms throughout New Zealand. The power of his melodies and the brilliance of his compositions have still to be widely recognised beyond the classroom however. In the last two decades of his life Hirini’s musical interests extended to a fascination with traditional Maori instruments. Initially intrigued by instruments found only in museum glass cases, he subsequently met ethnomusicologist and performer Richard Nunns and from 1989 onwards the two regularly performed together on marae, and in schools, galleries and concerts. This partnership lead to the release of ‘Te Ku Te Whe’, a CD of original and traditional compositions for a variety of Maori flutes which has been awarded a Gold Disc Award. A second CD together with a DVD ‘Te Hekenga-a-rangi’ was released in 2003. In 2002 Hirini was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato where he had been a lecturer in the Department of Maori. He was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2003 New Year Honours, for services to Māori language, music and culture, just before his death a week later.In 2009 Melbourne and Nunns were inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Riley OBE was the Dean of Manchester in the last decade of the 20th century and the first of the 21st. Born on 25 June 1940 he was educated at Aberystwyth University and Linacre College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1965 and began his ministry as a curate at Emmanuel Church, Fazakerley. After this he was chaplain at Brasted Place College, then Oundle School and finally Liverpool University. From 1987 to 1993 he was precentor at Liverpool Cathedral when he was elevated to the deanery. He was appointed an OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours List and retired in 2005.
Lance Anthony O'Sullivan (born 28 August 1963 in New Zealand) is a former New Zealand jockey.
O'Sullivan retired from riding in 2003 with a record 2358 New Zealand winners. In addition to this total he rode a further 121 winners offshore in places as diverse as Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Singapore and Turkey. When he retired O'Sullivan was credited with winning: 12 New Zealand Jockey's Premierships, having broken Bill Broughton's long-standing record of 11 and 62 GP1 winners.
His biggest win as a jockey was the 1989 Japan Cup on champion mare Horlicks,. breaking the world record for 2400m.
Despite a number of attempts O'Sullivan was never quite able to win the Race That Stops The Nation: the Melbourne Cup. He came agonisingly close in 1985 when run down in the final few strides on Koiro Corrie May by What A Nusiance. He was also jockey of Waverley Star, who was unfortunate to run into the champion Bonecrusher, in the 1986 Cox Plate. Dubbed the "Race of the Century" Waverley Star finished a gallant second, after a 2 horse war with Bonecrusher from the 800m, only succumbing to the champion in the last few strides. He did achieve redemption, courtesy of Surfer's Paradise, the previous seasons New Zealand Derby winner, who looped the field on the home turn to win the 1991 running of the Cox Plate.
In the 2003 New Year Honours, O'Sullivan was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to thoroughbred racing.In 2006, O'Sullivan was part of the inaugural class inducted in the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame.
Richard Portes CBE is professor of Economics at London Business School. He was President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, which he founded. He also serves as Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He also taught at Princeton University, Harvard University (as a Guggenheim Fellow), was the founder of the Economics Department at Birkbeck College (University of London) in 1972. In 1999–2000, he was the Distinguished Global Visiting Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and in 2003–04 he was Joel Stern Visiting Professor of International Finance at Columbia Business School. Portes holds three honorary doctorates.Professor Portes is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Fellow of the British Academy. He was the longest serving Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society (1992–2008) since John Maynard Keynes. He is Co-Chairman of the Board of Economic Policy. He is a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission. He is the chair of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group, of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy, and of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the European Systemic Risk Board.
Richard Portes was created CBE in the Queen’s 2003 New Year Honours.
Christopher Richard "Rick" Stein, (born 4 January 1947) is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. Along with business partner Jill Stein he has run the Stein hotel and restaurant business in the UK for over forty years. With a number of renowned restaurants, shops and hotels in Padstow along with other restaurants in Marlborough, Winchester and Barnes. He is also the head chef and a co-owner of "Rick Stein at Bannisters" at Mollymook and Port Stephens in Australia, with his second wife Sarah. He has written cookery books and presented television programmes.
War Widows Association of Great Britain is an advocacy group for widows and widowers of British military personnel killed in wartime. It was founded in 1971 to persuade the British government to make the widows' pension tax-free, a goal which it finally obtained in 1979. It represents war widows at remembrance ceremonies. The association holds an Annual Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph, Whitehall, on the day before Remembrance Sunday.In the 2003 New Year Honours, Mary Brailsford of Chesterfield, Derbyshire was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) "for services to the War Widows Association of Great Britain".One of the group's founders was
Kathleen Woodside from Liverpool. Her husband Charles was killed in Italy on 1 March 1945.
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