Queen’s Birthday List Honors Key Figures in UK Covid Vaccination Campaign | Queen’s Birthday Honors List
Key figures in the battle against Covid-19 and the success of British vaccines have been awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list, with Vaccine Task Force chairwoman Kate Bingham achieving lady status .
Honors are also awarded to two leaders of the Oxford Vaccine Center research teams who have developed and manufactured a vaccine backed by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Prof Sarah Gilbert, Saïd professor of vaccinology at the Jenner Institute, becomes a lady while Prof Andrew Pollard, professor of pediatric infection at the University of Oxford, is knighted.
CBEs are awarded to Ian McCubbin, the Manufacturing Expert for the Vaccine Working Group, and Mark Proctor, Director of Global Sourcing Strategy at AstraZeneca. Another member of the working group, Divya Chadha Manek, receives an OBE for its work of supervising clinical trials for different Covid-19 vaccines.
In education, Hamid Patel, the chief executive of one of the country’s largest school trusts, Star Academies, and Philip Augar, who chaired the government’s review on higher education, have been appointed. knights.
But there will likely be eyebrows raised on other honors, including the knight title for banker António Horta-Osório, whose time as head of Lloyds Banking Group has been marred by controversy amid criticism of his treatment. people whose businesses were ruined in the HBOS Reading fraud. scandal.
The banker, who apologized for the revelations about his private life and the damage they caused to the group’s reputation as the cabinet oversaw thousands of job cuts, is honored after what the government has described as “a major service for the UK taxpayer in bringing Lloyds Banking Group from the brink of collapse back to profitability”.
There was also a knight title for William Adderley, who donated half a million pounds to Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party through a company he was a director of in the 2019 UK general election.
Adderley, who is the son of the founder of household goods chain Dunelm, also donated £ 50,000 to the Vote Leave campaign through the same investment firm, WA Capital. He is honored for his charitable giving, including setting up a trust 10 years ago, which aims to donate £ 5million per year and help improve the care of the terminally ill by making a £ 2million donation to a Leicestershire hospice.
In other honors, a CBE goes to an Oxford historian involved in a controversial project to take stock of the rights and wrongs of imperialism which has become a leading intellectual figure of the right in the Soc- saying culture wars.
Nigel Biggar, regius professor of theology at Oxford who rejected criticisms of his leadership of a project called Ethics and Empire as “collective online bullying”, is honored for services rendered to higher education.
Paul Goodman, who retired as Police Chief of Derbyshire Police the year he was forced to defend the use of drones to spy on walkers and put black dye in a blue lagoon to deter public gatherings, receives an OBE for policing and cybercrime prevention.
And there’s a CBE for documentary photographer Martin Parr, who has spent years documenting British life. Parr resigned as artistic director of a new high-profile arts festival in Bristol last July amid a racist argument. Parr, who apologized after writing an introduction to a book that contained an image of a black woman placed in front of a photograph of a gorilla in a zoo cage, is being honored for services rendered to the photograph. Parr is known for his photographic work which often takes an anthropological approach to chronicling modern life, including English social classes. He established a foundation in 2014 that includes an archive of contemporary British images.
The list is one of the most ethnically diverse lists to date, with 15% of recipients coming from a minority ethnic background. The last two honor lists had 14% ethnic minority recipients.
This is the first list in which beneficiaries have been broken down by self-identified socio-economic background. Among them, 17.3% declared belonging to a disadvantaged socio-economic background.
Of the 1,129 people who receive an award, 567 women are recognized in the list, representing 50% of the total. At CBE level and above, 39% of beneficiaries are women. Five percent of beneficiaries are LGBT.
The youngest recipient is Amika George, 21, whose online campaign to end menstrual poverty led the UK government to fund free products for schools and colleges across England, and who is receiving a MBE. Also honored are friends Clegg Bamber and Anna Miles, who receive MBEs for their Red Box project, which also helps young people access free period products.
Debbie Williams, of Brexpats – Hear Our Voice, received an MBE for her services to UK nationals in the EU. She founded the Pan-European Citizens’ Rights Campaign and Support Group in June 2016.
British Empire medals go to siblings John Brownhill and Amanda Guest, co-founders of Food4Heroes, among others, who delivered food from local chefs to frontline NHS staff. A BEM also goes to Rhys Mallows, 25, who reused his gin distillery to produce hand sanitizer.
Boris Johnson said: “Throughout the pandemic we have seen countless examples of everyday heroes.
“From those who use their expertise to help develop life-saving vaccines, which are now being rolled out successfully in all parts of the UK, to the people who have given time and energy to care for their communities.”
Among the political figures are the ladies of Meg Hillier, the Labor MP and chairman of the public accounts committee, as well as Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP and former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Veteran Labor MP Tony Lloyd receives knight for parliamentary and public service while former Labor MP Mary Creagh obtains CBE
Former and current Johnson government advisers are also honored. They include Oliver Lewis – a former Vote Leave staffer nicknamed Sonic who was a key aide to Johnson before leaving No 10’s “union unit” earlier this year. He receives a CBE, as does Simon Burton, Special Advisor to the Chief Government Whip.
Myles Stacey, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Tory Westminster election candidate, is honored with an OBE “for voluntary and charitable services to the black community during the Covid-19 response”.
Maurizio Bragagni, businessman and Conservative activist who founded the Italian-British Conservatives, receives an OBE.