Buckinghamshire residents receive honours from The Queen

From lifelong services to communities and education, to continued actions to support efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 28 Buckinghamshire residents were announced today in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Countess Howe said:

“I have so much respect and admiration for those Buckinghamshire residents who have been honoured with an award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.  After such a challenging year when the world has been in turmoil, individuals have stepped up and achieved extraordinary things. In this county, service in fields ranging from medical, technological and engineering to education, sport, policing, care for the vulnerable and a whole gamut of Covid-19 related activity has been absolutely exemplary. Tireless commitment, energy and sacrifice has seen them make a significant difference to the lives of others.

“I proudly applaud the achievements of our honours’ recipients and thank them for their dedication.  Their example is an inspiration to us all and they are richly deserving of this distinction.”

Lady Howe added: “There are many unsung heroes in our midst so could I encourage you to consider nominating someone for a national Honour. The Lieutenancy office can offer you guidance on how to do this.”

The complete list of Buckinghamshire residents in the 2021 New Year Honours list includes:


Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (KGBE)

The Rt. Hon. Frederick Richard Penn Curzon, The Earl Howe: For political and parliamentary service


Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Paul Michael Lincoln OBE: Director General, Border Force, Home Office. For services to Border Security


Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Mr Oliver Benzecry: Chairman, Accenture, UK and Ireland. For services to the Economy

Ms Susan Frances Douglas: Chief Executive Officer, Eden Academy Trust, and Senior Advisor, Schools, British Council. For services to Education

Dr Norman Harrison: Lately Non-Executive Director, UK Atomic Energy Authority. For services to Fusion and the Nuclear Industry

Mr Ian Mccubbin OBE: Manufacturing Expert on Steering Committee, Vaccine Taskforce. For services to Life Sciences


Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr Alan Charles Coppin: Lately Chair, Sports Grounds Safety Authority. For services to Safety in Sport

Javed Akhter Khan: Chief Executive Officer, Barnardo’s. For services to Young People and to Education


Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr Peter Griffith Beirne: Senior Investigating Officer, Police Staff, Thames Valley Police. For services to Policing

Ms Carolyn Rose Bunting: Chief Executive Officer, Internet Matters. For services to Online Safety and Families, particularly during Covid-19

Mr Peter Anthony Cullimore: Founder, Universal Care. For services to the Provision of Social Care in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Ms Ursula Maire Gallagher: Lately Deputy Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission. For services to Healthcare, Patient Safety and Healthcare Education

Mr Christopher Philip Frances Wood: Founder, Flying Disabled. For services to Aviation Accessibility

Mr Thomas Christopher George Wrigley: Head of Security and Emergency Planning, Birmingham University. For services to Higher Education


Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mrs Naomi Brock: For services to the community in Olney, Buckinghamshire

Mrs Daska Emery: For services to the community in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire during Covid-19

Mr Andrew Martyn Forbes: For services to the community in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire

Mrs Shaaron Forbes: For services to the community in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire

Mrs Lesley Gilbert: For services to the community in Haversham and Little Linford, Buckinghamshire

Mr Raj Wali Khan: For services to the community in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Mr Stephen Esmond Kimbell: For services to the community in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Mr Gordon Albert Patrick: Chairman, Chalfont St Giles Parish Council. For services to the community in Chalfont St Giles

Mrs Valerie Anne Wells: For services to the community in Olney, Buckinghamshire



About Honours https://www.gov.uk/honours

Nominate someone for an Honour: https://www.gov.uk/honours/nominate-someone-in-the-uk


Order of the British Empire

Gazette: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation/content/103372

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire


British Empire Medal



Order of the Bath