2005 New Year Honours

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New Year Honours were granted in the United Kingdom and New Zealand at the start of 2005. Among these in the UK were knighthoods awarded to Mike Tomlinson, the educationalist; Derek Wanless, who led a review of the National Health Service; and Brian Harrison, editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The former athlete Kelly Holmes was made a Dame. The television presenter Alan Whicker was awarded a CBE.[1]

United Kingdom[edit]

Knights Bachelor[edit]

Diplomatic Service and Overseas List

Order of the Bath[edit]

Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (G.C.B.)[edit]

Military Division

Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (K.C.B.)[edit]

Military Division
Royal Air Force
Civil Division

Companions of the Order of the Bath (C.B.)[edit]

Military Division
Royal Navy
Royal Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal James Andrew Collier, C.B.E., Royal Air Force.
  • Air Vice-Marshal Peter Brett Walker, C.B.E., Royal Air Force.
Civil Division

Order of St Michael and St George[edit]

Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (K.C.M.G.)[edit]

Diplomatic Division

Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George (C.M.G.)[edit]

Civil Division
  • Elizabeth Kerr Burns, O.B.E., President of the International Association of Volunteer Effort. For services to Volunteering.
  • Stuart John Doughty, Chief Executive of Costain Group plc. For services to International Trade and Investment.
  • John Charles Odling-Smee, lately Director of the European II Department of the International Monetary Fund. For services to International Finance.
Diplomatic Division

Royal Victorian Order[edit]

Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.)[edit]

Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order (L.V.O.)[edit]

Members of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.)[edit]

Order of the British Empire[edit]

Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBEs)[edit]

Civilian Division

  • The Rt Hon Dame (Ann) Elizabeth (Oldfield) Butler-Sloss, DBE, President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice.
  • Sir Bryan Hubert Nicholson, Chair, Financial Reporting Council. For public service.

Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBEs)[edit]


Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBEs)[edit]

Civilian Division

  • Miss Kelly Holmes, MBE, For services to Athletics.
  • Mrs Mary Beaton MacDonald, Headteacher, Riverside Primary School, North Shields, North Tyneside. For services to Education.
  • The Rev Sarah Elisabeth Mullally, Formerly chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health.
  • Dr Gillian Mary Pugh, OBE, Chief executive, Coram Family. For services to Children and their Families.
  • Professor Jean Olwen Thomas, CBE, FRS, Professor of Macromolecular Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. For services to Biochemistry.
  • Mrs Tanni Carys Davina Grey-Thompson, OBE, For services to Disabled Sport.
  • Dr Fanny Waterman, CBE, Chair and Artistic director, Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. For services to Music.

Diplomatic Service and Overseas

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBEs)[edit]

Military Division

  • Commodore James Rupert Fenshawe, Royal Navy.
  • Captain (now Commodore) Peter Derek Hudson, Royal Navy.
  • Commodore Christopher Anthony James Silcock, Royal Navy.
  • Colonel Richard Peter Meredith Austin (471191), late Adjutant General’s Corps (Army Legal Services Branch).
  • Brigadier David Charles Kirk, M.B.E. (505287), late The Royal Highland Fusiliers.
  • Brigadier Robert Lamont Kirkland, O.B.E. (501627), late The Green Howards.
  • Colonel Robert James Morrison, O.B.E. (493056), late The Royal Logistic Corps.
  • Brigadier Richard Rook, O.B.E., A.D.C. (489593), late Royal Logistic Corps.
  • Group Captain Brian Lawrence Bates, Royal Air Force.
  • Group Captain Stephen John Hillier, DFC, Royal Air Force.
  • Air Commodore Nigel Williams, Royal Air Force.

Civilian Division

  • Roy Kenneth Alder, Director, Executive Support, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
  • John Murray Allan, Chief executive, Exel and president, Freight Transport Association. For services to Freight Transport.
  • Colin Herbert Baker, General secretary, National Federation of Subpostmasters. For services to the Post Office.
  • Mrs Mair Barnes, For services to the Retail Sector and to Business.
  • Ms Carol Vanessa Bernard, Chief Officer, Northamptonshire Probation Area. For services to the National Probation Service.
  • Richard David (Sandy) Blair, Formerly director, Welsh Local Government Association. For services to Local Government.
  • Professor Quentin Saxby Blake, OBE, Illustrator. For services to Children's Literature.
  • Professor Senga Bond, Professor of Nursing Research and head, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. For services to Nursing.
  • Steven Richard Bowker, Formerly chairman and chief executive, Strategic Rail Authority. For services to the Rail Industry.
  • Stewart Craufurd Boyd, QC, Deputy Chair, Financial Services Authority. For services to the Finance Sector.
  • Peter Richard Bradley, Chief executive, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. For services to the NHS.
  • Dr Robert Keith Bramley, Formerly chief Scientist, Forensic Science Service, Home Office.
  • Gerard Anthony Brown, Solicitor Advocate. For services to the Justice System in Scotland.
  • Professor John Boscawen Burland, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Soil Mechanics, Imperial College, London. For services to Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Maxwell Marshall Caller, Chief executive, London Borough of Hackney. For services to Local Government.
  • John Charles Clare, Chief executive, Dixons. For services to the National Employment Panel and to Business.
  • Mrs Mary Clarke, Director of Nursing, City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust. For services to Nursing.
  • Professor Roger Howard Clarke, Chairman, International Commission on Radiological Protection.
  • Graham Nigel Cole, Director, Government Affairs, GKN plc. For services to the Aerospace Industry.
  • Richard Charles Cooke, Regional director, Northern England, Inland Revenue.
  • Dr John Philip Cornish, Formerly head, Building Control Division, Development Department, Scottish Executive.
  • Mrs Jill Vivienne Kelsall Coughlan, Headteacher, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Islington, London. For services to Education.
  • Andrew Cozens, Formerly president, Association of Directors of Social Services. For services to Social Work.
  • Roger Creedon, Chief executive, Electoral Commission. For services to Elections.
  • Stephen Colin Cuthbert, Chief executive, Port of London Authority and Chair, UK Major Ports Group. For services to the Ports Industry.
  • Roger Harry Daltrey, For services to Music, the Entertainment Industry, and to charity.
  • Antonio Denunzio, President and chief executive Officer, ASDA. For services to the Retail Industry.
  • Professor Dian Donnai, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Manchester and Clinical director, North West Genetics Service. For services to Medicine.
  • Ms Helen Dudley, Director, Human Resources, Department for Constitutional Affairs.
  • Professor William Dunlop, Formerly president, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. For services to Medicine.
  • Robin Arthur Philip Duval, Formerly director, British Board of Film Classification. For services to the Film Industry.
  • Paul Fletcher Everall, Head, Building Division, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
  • David James Fillingham, Formerly director, NHS Modernisation Agency. For services to the NHS.
  • Professor John Garside, Formerly Principal and vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. For services to Higher Education.
  • Simon James Holliday Gray, Writer. For services to Drama and Literature.
  • Patrick John Spear Griggs, Formerly president, Chair, Comite Maritime International. For services to the Maritime Industry.
  • Peter Michael Roland Handcock, Chief executive, Tribunals Service, Department for Constitutional Affairs.
  • Dr Anthony George Harris, OBE, Chair, West Midlands Rural Affairs Forum. For services to Agriculture and to the Environment.
  • John Eric Harris, MBE, Chair, Alba plc. For services to Business and to Charity.
  • Dr Frederic Roger Heathcote, Chief executive, Employment Tribunals Service.
  • Michael Irving Ian Hedges, QPM, Formerly chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police. For services to the Police.
  • Philip David Hedley, Formerly Artistic director and chief executive, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London. For services to Drama.
  • Professor Anthony John Grenville Hey, Professor of Computation, University of Southampton and director, UK e-Science Programme. For services to Science.
  • Patrick Holden, Director, Soil Association. For services to Organic Farming.
  • Peter Holland, DL, Vice-Chair, Association of Police Authorities. For services to the Police.
  • Jonathan Wilson Hoyle, Senior Civil Servant, Ministry of Defence.
  • Christopher John Hughes, Formerly chief executive, Learning and Skills Development Agency. For services to Education and Training.
  • Professor Susan Diana Iversen, Pro-vice Chancellor, University of Oxford. For services to Higher Education and to Science.
  • Professor Lisa Jardine, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. For services to Education.
  • Lady Sylvia Jay, Director general, Food and Drink Federation. For services to the Food and Drink Industries.
  • General Lawrence Edward Johnson, Formerly managing director, Dynamics UK Ltd. For services to the Defence Industry.
  • Dr Richard Parry-Jones, Group vice-president, Global Product Development and chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company. For services to the Automobile Industry.
  • Richard Edward Kellaway, Director general, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  • Mrs Alison Lindsay King, Leader, Norfolk County Council. For services to Local Government.
  • Dr Pauleen Alice Lane, For services to Local Government.
  • Mrs Anne Shirley Lucas Lapping, Television Producer. For services to Broadcasting.
  • Brian Michael Lapping, Television Producer. For services to Broadcasting.
  • Peter Lederer, OBE, Chair, Visitscotland. For services to Tourism.
  • Christopher John Lendrum, Formerly vice Chair, Barclays Bank plc. For services to Banking.
  • John Richard Lill, OBE, Pianist. For services to Music.
  • Alan Lovell, Senior Civil Servant, Ministry of Defence.
  • Ms Anna Raymond Massey, Actress. For services to Drama.
  • Cresson Vivian McIver, Assistant chief inspector, Education and Training Inspectorate, Department of Education, Northern Ireland.
  • Keith Manson Miller, Chief executive, The Miller Group. For services to the Construction Industry in Scotland and to Charity.
  • Ms Gloria Helenly Mills, MBE, Director of Equal Opportunities, Unison. For services to Equal Opportunities.
  • Denis Mulkerrin, Headteacher, Gordon's School, Woking, Surrey. For services to Education.
  • Professor Christopher Paul Mullard, Member, Campaign against Racial Discrimination. For services to Race Relations.
  • Thomas Michael Napier, For services to the Law and to Pro Bono Legal Work.
  • Maurice Raymond Newey, Formerly chief executive, Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.
  • Walter Anthony Payne, Chief executive, Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association. For services to the Licensing Trade.
  • Frank Pignatelli, Chief executive, Scottish University for Industry. For services to Education and Lifelong Learning.
  • Professor Robert Arthur Pinker, Privacy commissioner, Press Complaints Commission. For public service.
  • Alan Frederick Plater, Writer and Playwright. For services to Drama.
  • Sister Bernadette Mary Porter, Formerly Rector and chief executive, Roehampton University of Surrey. For services to Higher Education.
  • Geoffrey Colin Powell, OBE, For services to Financial Regulation and to the community in Jersey.
  • Professor Judith Anne Rees, Deputy director and Professor of Environmental and Resources Management, London School of Economics and Political Science. For services to Social Science.
  • Mrs Susan Ilene Rice, Chief executive, Lloyds TSB Scotland. For services to Banking.
  • David Richards, Director, Prodrive. For services to Motor Sport.
  • Professor Donald Andrew Ritchie, DL, Emeritus Professor of Genetics, University of Liverpool and Deputy chairman, Environment Agency. For services to the Environment and to Science.
  • Terence James Rose, Director Wales and South West, Health and Safety Executive.
  • Timothy David Melville-Ross, Chair, Investors in People UK. For services to Workplace Learning and Development.
  • Graeme David Rowe, Head, International Shipping Policy Division, Department for Transport.
  • Michael James Ryan, Vice-president and General manager, Short Bros plc. For services to Business in Northern Ireland.
  • Dr Michael Shooter, Consultant Child Psychiatrist. For services to the NHS in Wales.
  • Neville Shulman, OBE, Charity Fundraising Explorer and Mountaineer and chairman of the George Thomas Educational Trust. For charitable services.
  • Thomas Frederick Stainer, Chief Agricultural Economist, director of Policy and Economics Division, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland Executive.
  • Eric Sykes, OBE, Actor. For services to Drama.
  • Dr Wendy Thomson, Head, Office of Public Service Reform, Cabinet Office.
  • Professor Cheryll Anne Tickle, FRS, FRSE, Foulerton Royal Society Professor, University of Dundee and Member, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. For services to Biology.
  • Douglas Tweddle, Director, Regional Business Services, HM Customs and Excise.
  • Anu Kiran Vedi, Group chief executive, Genesis Housing Group. For services to Housing.
  • Ms Pamela Janice Warhurst, Deputy-Chair, Countryside Agency. For services to the Environment.
  • John Merlin Waterson, Formerly Historic Properties director, National Trust. For services to Heritage.
  • Barry Nicholas Aubrey Weatherill, Chair, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. For services to Blind People.
  • Alan Donald Whicker, Author and Broadcaster. For services to Broadcasting.
  • Peter Whittaker, Formerly Headteacher, Hall Green School, Birmingham. For services to Education.
  • Professor Patricia Mang Ming Woo, Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology, University College, London. For services to Medicine.
  • Donald Wood, Chief executive, London and Quadrant Housing Trust. For services to Social Housing.

Diplomatic Service and Overseas

  • Mohamed Iqbal Asaria. For services to international development.
  • Ian Miller Bill. For services to British business interest in the oil and gas sector.
  • Dr. Colin Michael Foale. For services to space exploration.
  • Alfred Kane, President, Glencree Centre for Reconciliation, Ireland.
  • Melvyn Edgar Angus Lockie, Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Charles Adam Edward Pollock. For services to opera and UK-Italian cultural relations.
  • Dr. Alan Edward Smith. For services to biotechnology research and to British trade development in the USA.
  • Jonathan Francis Taylor. Chairman, Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission. For services to UK-USA relations.
  • Stephen Taylor. For services to civil engineering in the USA.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire[edit]

Civil Division

Members of the Order of the British Empire[edit]

Civil Division

New Zealand[edit]


  1. ^ "New Year honours list 2005", The Guardian; accessed 17 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Order of the British Empire", The Times, 31 December 2004, p. 69. The Times Digital Archive. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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