Queen's Birthday Honours: Percy awarded CBE


Sue Percy, chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Sue Percy CBE

Ms Percy said: 'I am thrilled and honoured to have been recognised in this way. I passionately believe that highways and transportation play a central and vital role in supporting a prosperous, equitable and healthy society and I will continue to champion our sector and those who work in it.'

Last week it was announced that people working in highways or transport can now apply to become Chartered Transport Planning Professionals through the CIHT, which has been granted an amendment to its Royal Charter to award the title Chartered Transport Planning Professional.

Also made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) was Simon Blanchflower, chief executive officer at the East West Railway Company, the arm’s length body set up by the Government to accelerate the new rail link between Cambridge and Oxford.

Mr Blanchflower worked at Network Rail until the end of last year, most recently as programme director for the £5bn Thameslink project.

Network Rail said he was recognised for his work on the Thameslink programme and his voluntary work in the wake of the Grenfell fire.

Caroline Low, a director at the Department for Transport (DfT) responsible for the expansion of Heathrow Airport, was also made a CBE for public service.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Also on an aviation theme, Sacha Hattea, deputy director, public and parliamentary delivery at the DfT has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to aviation.

Siwan Lloyd Hayward, director of compliance operations and policing services at Transport for London has been awarded an OBE for services to transport and policing.

Members of the Order of the British Empire

Among those made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) was Jacquelyn (Jackie) Rason for services to road safety. Ms Rason successfully campaigned for ‘Cassie’s Law’ around eye tests for drivers, in memory of her daughter.

Julie Carlton, seafarer safety and health manager at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, was recognised for services to maritime safety and Victoria Garcia, accessibility and communities manager at Brighton and Hove Buses became an MBE for services to disabled transport users.

Following last year’s Year of Engineering, Joanne Parry, head of Year of Engineering communications at the DfT, was awarded the MBE for services to engineering.

Sally Buttifant became an MBE for services to the railway and the community in Cheshire, while Ian Harris, incident officer at Network Rail received the same award for services to the railway in South Wales.

British Empire Medal

Siobhan Fennel, founder of Accessible Belper, was awared the British Empire Medal for services to transport accessibility, inclusion and disability awareness.

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