Queen honours transport professionals for safety and equality work


The 2017 Queen’s birthday honours have recognised the contribution people in the transport industry have made towards safety and security, as well as equality and diversity.

Among those made Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) were Beverley Bell, formerly senior traffic commissioner for Great Britain, for services to road safety and the freight industry, and Petra Wilkinson, head of transport security co-ordination and operational response at the Department for Transport, for services to Transport Security.

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Linda Miller, project manager at Crossrail was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to engineering and to promoting gender equality.

And Babak Erfrani chairman of Archway - the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network - was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Network Rail and diversity in transport.

Also awarded a CBE was Alison Munro, managing director of Phase 2, HS2 Ltd, for services to the rail industry, while Roger Hargreaves, director of hybrid bill delivery, HS2 Ltd, received an OBE for services to transport.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Hugh Shaw, secretary of state's representative for maritime salvage and intervention, Department for Transport, for services to maritime safety.

Wendy Spinks, commercial director for St Pancras International Station, for services to Rail.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Emily Brooke, founder and chief executive officer at Blaze, for services to the economy and transport.

Anjna Patel, principal officer, road safety and parking at Sandwell Council, for services to the parking profession.

Patricia Lorraine Thomas, HR and redeployment adviser, Transport for London, for services to transport in London and the community.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Jean Roberta Corliss, treasurer and operations manager, Soar Valley Bus, for services to rural community transport.

Steven Barry Greenwood, special chief inspector, British Transport Police, for voluntary service to policing.

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