Transport figures recognised in New Year's Honours


The New Year’s Honours 2017 have recognised a number of senior figures in transport for services to their country and community, including several OBEs.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

After a challenging year at the Channel Tunnel due the migrant crisis, the head of the UK Delegation, Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Caroline Wake, was awarded an OBE for services to transport safety and the community in Kent.

Independent transport commissioner Professor Peter Malcolm Jones was made an OBE for voluntary services to national transport policy.


Dr Matthew Niblett, director of the Independent Transport Commission (ITC), said: ‘Professor Jones is a founding member of the ITC and over his career has made a number of fundamental contributions to improving transport policy in Britain and our understanding of travel behaviour. It has been a privilege to work with him and we are delighted to learn that Peter's groundbreaking work has been recognised with this richly deserved honour.’

Hugh Wark, previously project director on the successful Borders Railway, was awarded an OBE for services to transport and the economy in Scotland. 

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Katherine Liddell -  team organiser, maintenance delivery unit, Network Rail. For services to transport in the East of England.

Roger Mackintosh - senior executive officer, traffic and engineering, Department for Transport. For services to transport.

Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Giles Matthew Simon Barker - chair, staff network group for disability, Transport for London. For services to transport in London and the Armed Forces Covenant. 

Brendan Malcolm Sleight - chair, staff network for injured and sick ex-forces and reservist personnel, Transport for London. For services to transport and the community in London.

Mark Walder - Special Sergeant, British Transport Police. For voluntary service to the community in East Sussex.

Ian David Ward - director, Isle of Wight Community Bus Partnership. For services to community transport.

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