The 2014 Birthday Honours were appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of those countries. The Birthday Honours are awarded as part of the Queen's Official Birthday celebrations during the month of June. The Queen's Birthday Honours were announced on 14 June 2014 in the United Kingdom, on 9 June 2014 in Australia, on 2 June 2014 in New Zealand, on 14 June 2014 in Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia and Belize.
The recipients of honours are displayed as they were styled before their new honour and arranged by the country (in order of precedence) 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 appropriate.
Giles Cockerill, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence.
Barry Cox, Head of Debt Management, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Debt Management and to the community through Christians Against Poverty.
Professor Nicholas Francis Robert Crafts, Professor of Economic History, University of Warwick and director, ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. For services to Economics.
Professor Robert Anthony Cryan, D.L., Vice-Chancellor, University of Huddersfield. For services to Higher Education.
Major General (Archibald) Peter Neil Currie, C.B., lately chairman, Board of Trustees, Combat Stress. For voluntary service to Veterans with Mental Health Problems.
Professor David Thomas Delpy, F.R.S., lately Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. For services to Engineering and Scientific Research.
Alistair Bruce Dodds, lately Chief Executive, Highland Council. For services to Local Government.
Francis Desmond Dolan, Head of Debt Pursuit, Debt Management and Banking, H.M. Revenue and Customs. For services to Debt Management and Reform.
The Reverend Norman Walker Drummond, Founder and chairman, Columba 1400. For public and voluntary service, particularly to Young People.
Dr. Francis Gerard Dunn, D.L., President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. For services to Cardiology and the community in Glasgow.
Ms Dawn Eastmead, Deputy Director, National Fire Policy, Department for Communities and Local Government. For services to Communities and Fire Safety.
Ms Charlotte Edwards, M.B.E., Captain, England Women's Cricket Team. For services to Cricket.
Stephen Joseph Egan, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and Corporate Resources, Higher Education Funding Council for England. For services to Higher Education.
Richard Leslie Everitt, lately chief executive officer, Port of London Authority and Chair, UK Major Ports Group and Maritime UK. For services to Transport.
Dr. Christabel Phyllis Peacock, Founder and Chair, Sidai Africa Ltd. For services to Agricultural Development in Africa.
Mark Andrew Pears, chief executive officer, William Pears Group and co-founder, The Pears Foundation. For services to Business and to Charity.
Dr. Emma Louise Pennery, Clinical Director, Breast Cancer Care. For services to People Affected by Breast Cancer.
Dr. John Harris Robinson. For services to Engineering and charity.
Professor Joseph Rykwert, Architecture Critic and Historian. For services to Architecture.
Professor Jeremy Keith Morris Sanders, F.R.S., Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs and Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. For services to Scientific Research.
Ms Helen Elizabeth Russell Sayles, co-founder, The Saltire Foundation. For services to the Development of Scottish Companies.
Samuel Gurney Sheppard. For services to the Horse Breeding Industry and the Rural Economy.
Christine Ann, Mrs. Slaymaker, Principal, Farnborough College of Technology. For services to Further Education.
Ms Susan Snowdon, Executive Headteacher, Beal High School, London Borough of Redbridge. For services to Education.
Dr. Helen Mary Stephenson, director, Office of Civil Society, Cabinet Office. For services to Civil Society.
Dr. Robert Alwyn Sykes, Headteacher, Thornden School, Chandler's Ford, Hampshire. For services to Education.
Ms Pauline Ann Tambling, Joint chief executive officer, Creative and Cultural Skills. For services to Education and Training in the Cultural Sector.
Kim, Mrs. Thorneywork, lately Interim Chief Executive, Skills Funding Agency. For services to Education, Learning and Skills.
Professor Dominic Tildesley, Chair, E-infrastructure Leadership Council. For services to Science, Technology and Business.
Councillor Paul Tilsley, M.B.E., lately Deputy Leader, Birmingham City Council. For services to Local Government.
Miss Valerie Malvia May Todd, Commissioner, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Director of Talent and Resources, Crossrail Ltd. For services to Skills Training and Development of Young People.
Simon James Alexander Toole, Head of Exploration, Licensing and Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change. For services to Oil and Gas and Energy Infrastructure Development.
Professor Susan Mary Vinnicombe, O.B.E., director, International Centre for Women Leaders, Cranfield University. For services to Gender Equality.
Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology and New Dynamics of Ageing Director, University of Sheffield. For services to Social Science.
Councillor Robert George Wellington, leader, Torfaen County Borough Council. For services to Local Government, Heritage and the community in Torfaen and Wales.
Ms Joanna Mary Whelan, Deputy Chief Executive, Debt Management Office. For services to Public Finance.
Professor Michael John Worton, lately Vice-Provost and Fielden Professor of French Language and Literature, University College London. For services to Higher Education.
Diplomatic Service and Overseas List
The Honourable Ms Paula Ann Cox, lately Premier of Bermuda. For public service in Bermuda.
Richard Alan Rosling, O.B.E., co-Founder, Kiran Energy. For services to British business interests in India.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Christopher Hanson-Abbott, for services to vehicle road safety
Edward George Noel Alcock, for public and voluntary service in Suffolk
Maxine Winifred Aldred, for services to small businesses
Raymond Anderson, for services to public access
Norman Keir Atkinson, for services to the community in Angus
Fiona Ballantyne, for services to culture in Scotland
John Barton, for services to fire and rescue services
Lesley Batchelor, for services to business
Alexander David Beatty, for services to the aerospace and defence industries in Northern Ireland
Darcus Beese, for services to the UK music industry
Lorna Bertrand, for services to education
Christopher Nigel Bilsland, for services to local government finance and the City of London corporation
Karen Tracey Blackett, for services to the media communications industry
The 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours in New Zealand, celebrating the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, were appointments made by the Queen 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. They were announced on 2 June 2014.The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour.
Alice Rawsthorn OBE (born 1958 in Manchester ) is a British design critic and author. Her most recent books are Design as an Attitude (2018) and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (2013) . She is chair of the board of trustees at the Chisenhale Gallery in London and at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire . Rawsthorn is a founding member of Writers at Liberty, a group of writers who are committed to supporting the work of the human rights charity Liberty . She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to design and the arts .
Andrew Jonathan Penny MBE is a conductor born in Hull, England. He has recorded a complete cycle of Malcolm Arnold's symphonies.He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music. As a postgraduate he studied with Sir Charles Groves.Since 1982 he has been Musical Director of the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra. In November 1999 he directed two performances of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, (The Symphony of a Thousand) as part of the Millennium celebrations in Hull.
He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to music.
Anne Wafula Strike MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a Harlow-based British Paralympic wheelchair racer. Born in Mihuu, Kenya, she contracted polio at the age of two, resulting in a later Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital diagnosis of below T7 paralysis. Arriving in the UK in April 2000, she was introduced to wheelchair racing in 2002 and in 2004 became the first Kenyan wheelchair racer to represent her country, competing in the T53 400m finals at the Paralympics in Athens. Following a successful application for British citizenship in 2006, she became a member of Team GB and, after reclassification, now competes in the T54 racing category as a British athlete. A past winner of the BBC's 'My Story' competition, her autobiography In my Dreams I Dance was published by HarperCollins in 2010.She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to disability sport and charity. In January 2017, while on a CrossCountry train, she was unable to reach a toilet on time due to sitting in a wheelchair. She lost control of her bladder and urinated into her clothing. In the aftermath, she criticised CrossCountry for failing to provide a working disabled accessible toilet on the train.Anne has one child - named Timothy - with her husband Norman.
Sir Anthony Francis Seldon, (born 2 August 1953) is a British educator and contemporary historian who is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. As an author, he is known in part for his political biographies of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. He was the 13th Master (headmaster) of Wellington College, one of Britain's co-educational independent boarding schools. In 2009, he set up The Wellington Academy, the first state school to carry the name of its founding independent school. Before that, he was head of Brighton College.
Seldon is the author or editor of more than 35 books on contemporary history, politics and education. He was the co-founder and first director of the Centre for Contemporary British History, is the co-founder of Action for Happiness, is a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is on the board of a number of charities and educational bodies.
He is also both honorary historical adviser to 10 Downing Street and a member of the First World War Centenary Culture Committee. Seldon was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to education and modern political history.
Sir Barry Stuart Day OBE (born 12 June 1953) was the chief executive of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT). He was formerly headteacher of the Greenwood Dale School.
Day was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2007 Birthday Honours and knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to education. He was appointed one of the National College for School Leadership's National Leaders of Education in October 2007.In 2008, Day received an honorary degree of Doctor of Education from Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his work to raise the aspirations and attainment of young people in the city of Nottingham, reflecting not only his success in transforming the Greenwood Dale School in Nottingham but also his broader influence in raising educational standards nationally.
Sir William Nigel Paul Cash (born 10 May 1940) is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Stone in Staffordshire. Cash is a prominent Eurosceptic in the House of Commons.
Cash was the founder of the Maastricht Referendum Campaign in the early 1990s, and is now the elected Chair of the House of Commons' European Scrutiny Committee. He has also served as a vice president of the eurosceptic pressure group Conservatives for Britain, and is one of the strongest critics of the European Union from the Conservative Party. He is in favour of the no-deal option for Britain leaving the European Union.
He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2014 Birthday Honours for political services.
Sir Charles Richard Bean (born 16 September 1953) is a British economist and was Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England from 1 July 2008 until 30 June 2014. From 2000 to 2008, he served as Chief Economist at the Bank.
Bean attended Brentwood School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was a contemporary of the comedian Griff Rhys Jones at both and the writer, Douglas Adams, and the MP Fabian Hamilton at Brentwood School. He gained his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 with a thesis titled Essays in unemployment and economic activity under the supervision of Robert Solow. In 1990 he was visiting Professor at Stanford University in 1990, and then a lecturer at the London School of Economics, becoming a professor in 1990 and head of the Economics Department in 1999.
He has published articles on European unemployment, the Economic and Monetary Union, and on macroeconomics generally. He was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies from 1986 to 1990. Bean has also served in a variety of public policy roles, such as consultant to Her Majesty's Treasury and as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. He was a special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.
He was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to monetary policy and central banking.
Charlotte Evans MBE (born 29 March 1991) is a British skier, sighted guide and Paralympian. She is from Chatham in Kent, and attended Rochester Grammar School and then MidKent College. She started skiing as a child at the Chatham Ski Centre, a dry ski slope, moving on to snow at the age of 14.At the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, as guide for visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher, she won gold in the women's Super-G. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to Paralympic sport.
Colin David Hugh Jones (born December 12 1947 is a British historian of France and professor of history at Queen Mary University of London.
Jones attended Hampton Grammar School. He then studied at Jesus College, Oxford, 1967–71, where he obtained a first-class honours degree in modern history and modern languages (French) and St Antony's College, Oxford from where he obtained his D.Phil (Doctoral Thesis) in 1978.
He began working as a temporary lecturer in history at Newcastle University, 1972–73 before moving on to the University of Exeter, where he remained until 1995. He was then appointed professor of history in the History Department of the University of Warwick, where he stayed until 2006.
He is known especially for his important history of Paris, Paris, Biography of a City, which won the Enid MacLeod Prize of the Franco-British Society as the book published in 2004 which contributed most to Anglo-French understanding.
Jones was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to historical research and higher education.
Dawn Primarolo, Baroness Primarolo, (born 2 May 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Bristol South from 1987 until 2015, when she stood down. She was Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families at the Department for Children, Schools and Families from June 2009 to May 2010 and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons from 2010. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for political service. She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.
Denise Anne Lievesley, is a British social statistician. She has formerly been Chief Executive of the English Information Centre for Health and Social Care, Director of Statistics at UNESCO, in which capacity she founded the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Director (1991-1997) of what is now the UK Data Archive (known as the ESRC Data Archive and as the Data Archive during her tenure).
While Director of the Data Archive, Lievesley held the position of Professor of Research Methods at the University of Essex. She has served as a United Nations Special Adviser on Statistics, stationed in Addis Ababa.She served as President of the Royal Statistical Society from 1999 to 2001, and has been President of the International Statistical Institute (2007–2009) and the International Association for Official Statistics (1995-1997). She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to social science.In 2015 she was elected as Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford, and took office on 1 October 2015, in succession to the late Sir David Watson.She is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge.
Elizabeth Jill Filkin CBE (born 24 November 1940) is a British public functionary and former civil servant. She was the United Kingdom's Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards between February 1999 and 2002.
Born in Keynsham, Somerset, Filkin studied at Clifton High School in Bristol and Birmingham University, where she was awarded LLB in Law in 1973. She started her career as a lecturer and community worker at the National Institute for Social Work between 1968 and 1971. She then worked as community work services officer in the London Borough of Brent (1971–75); lecturer in social studies at the University of Liverpool (1975–83); chief executive, then director of community services at the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (1983–90); assistant chief executive, then revenue adjudicator at the London Docklands Development Corporation (1990–1995); and adjudicator at the Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and Contributions Agency (1995–99) before becoming Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in February 1999.
Her departure was controversial, with some claiming she was ousted because high-profile MPs found her investigations inconvenient. Many considered she had performed well and should not have had to reapply for the role when her three-year contract came up for renewal.On 18 July 2011, it was announced that Elizabeth Filkin would lead an inquiry related to the News International phone hacking scandal which would "recommend changes to links between the police and the media, including how to extend transparency." The report of the inquiry was published at the beginning of 2012.Filkin was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for public service.
Dame Erica Christine Pienaar, DBE FRSA (born 20 March 1952) is a South African-born British schoolteacher and educationist. She served as Executive Head Teacher of the Leathersellers' Federation of Schools until September 2013. She was also a director of James Allen's Girls' School.
She came to the UK at age three in 1955 with her parents and elder sister when her family emigrated from South Africa. She was educated at Rockmount Primary School, South Norwood, Coloma Convent Grammar School for Girls, and Goldsmiths, University of London (BA). She holds an MBA. She began her teaching career in 1973 and taught for 40 years in South East London. She was Head Teacher of Prendergast Hilly Fields College from 1998 to 2008. As of September 2009, Prendergast School became Prendergast Hilly Fields College, having become part of a Federation with the Crofton School, now known as Prendergast Ladywell Fields College; Prendergast Vale College joined the federation in 2011.
She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours.
Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (7 December 1907 – 10 June 1975) was a British historian. He is best known for writing a controversial biography of Rudyard Kipling that was suppressed by the Kipling family for many years, and which he never lived to see in print. The son of F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, he was known as Viscount Furneaux from 1922, when his father, then 1st Viscount Birkenhead, was created Earl of Birkenhead. Lord Furneaux was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and inherited his father's peerages in 1930.In 1935 he married The Hon Sheila Berry (1913-1992), second daughter of the 1st Viscount Camrose. The couple had a son, Frederick William Robin Smith, 3rd Earl of Birkenhead, in 1936 and a daughter, Lady Juliet Margaret Smith (later Lady Juliet Townsend), in 1941. Lady Juliet served as Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret from 1965 to 2002; her daughter Eleanor Townsend is a god-child of the Princess. Lady Juliet was made a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) in the 2014 Birthday Honours having previously received the LVO in 1981 and was Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire from 1998 to 2014. She died on 29 November 2014.For the first three years of the Second War, Lord Birkenhead served with a Territorial Army Anti-Tank unit. Following a course at the Staff College, Camberley, Major 'Freddy' Birkenhead was assigned to the Foreign Office's Political Intelligence Department, popularly known as the Political Warfare Executive, or PWE for short. He saw action in Croatia, as second-in-command of a sub-mission headed by Randolph Churchill, under Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean's 37th Military Mission, which included Evelyn Waugh. As a result, he plays a prominent role in Waugh's diaries.
Lord Birkenhead served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Halifax (1938–39), and as Lord-in-waiting to King George VI (1938–40 and 1951–52) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952–55).
Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo CBE is a Papua New Guinean Army officer who is the current Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF).
Toropo was born in the Southern Highlands Province. During his career in the PNGDF's Land Element, he commanded the 1st Battalion of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment as well as the PNGDF's joint task force, and was promoted to the rank of colonel in 2012. During 2007 he undertook a year-long training course at the Australian Defence Force's Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra.Toropo was announced as the commander of the PNGDF on 9 January 2014, replacing Brigadier General Francis Agwi who had reached the end of his period in the office. At the time he was 51 years of age. Toropo was sworn into his new role on 31 January 2014.Already a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), Toropo was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours.
Jennifer Louise Gunn, (born 9 May 1986), known as Jenny Gunn, is an English cricketer and a member of the current England women's team. A medium-pace bowler and lower-middle-order batsman, she is the daughter of former Nottingham Forest player Bryn Gunn. She plays for Nottinghamshire and Western Australia and made her Test debut at 17 against New Zealand at Scarborough in 2004. She also plays for Ransome & Marles CC, Newark, Nottinghamshire. A late injury forced her out of the Women's World Cup final in Sydney in 2009 but she was at the crease when England defeated New Zealand in the Twenty/20 World Championship final at Lords.
She was vice-captain of the England side that beat Australia in the female version of the Ashes in 2013 and 2013-4. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014. She signed Warwickshire for 2016 Women's County Championship.Gunn was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.In March 2018, during the 2018 Women's T20I Tri Nations Series in India, Gunn became the first cricketer, male or female, to play in 100 T20 International matches.In October 2018, she was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019. In June 2019, the ECB named her in England's squad for their opening match against Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.
Professor Lesley Ann Page CBE, MSc, BA, RM, RMT (born 1944) is a British midwife and academic, and is President of the Royal College of Midwives.
Page qualified in midwifery at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, in 1966.From 1994 to 2000 she was the Queen Charlotte's Professor of Midwifery Practice, joint at Thames Valley University and Queen Charlotte's and Hammersmith Hospitals.From 1994 to 1998 held the post of visiting professor at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney, and a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia.
She was elected President of the Royal College of Midwives in 2012.She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours, "For services to Midwifery".
Sir Mike Deegan, CBE has been Chief Executive of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2001. He was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 54th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015.He was previously chief executive at Warrington Hospital and North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Birthday Honours and knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours.
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