Health char­ity chief knighted in hon­ours

Solihull News - - NEWS - FAITH RIDLER News Re­porter

MID­LAND names recog­nised for their achieve­ments in this year’s Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours list in­clude the Solihull- based chief ex­ec­u­tive of health char­ity The King’s Fund, Pro­fes­sor Christo­pher Ham.

He is knighted for ser­vices to health pol­icy and to man­age­ment.

Richard Peter Elsy re­ceives a CBE for ser­vices to man­u­fac­tur­ing and tech­nol­ogy in Solihull. He is chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Shirley- based High Value Man­u­fac­tur­ing Cat­a­pult.

For­mer com­mis­sioner of the Metropoli­tan Po­lice Mark Row­ley was knight- ed af­ter lead­ing the na­tional re­sponse on a wave of ter­ror at­tacks in the UK last year. He be­gan his polic­ing ca­reer in the West Mid­lands in 1987.

The Archers’ star Ti­mothy Bentinck has said he was “as­ton­ished and hum­bled” to be made an MBE.

The ac­tor, known for voic­ing the char­ac­ter of David Archer in the BBC Ra­dio 4 drama, thanked those who have “sup­ported me through the ups and downs of sur­viv­ing” in his pro­fes­sion.

The 65- year- old, who was born on a sheep sta­tion in Tas­ma­nia, has played David in Birm­ing­ham- made se­ries since 1982.

Chief Sci­en­tific Of­fi­cer for NHS Eng­land, Pro­fes­sor Su­san Hill, from Sutton Cold­field, is made a dame for ser­vices to the 100,000 Genome health re­search pro­ject and to NHS Ge­nomic Medicine.

An OBE was awarded to Veron­ica Donovan for her work as a con­sul­tant mid­wife for foetal medicine at Birm­ing­ham Women’s and Chil­dren’s NHS trust.

There is also an OBE for Ruth Lester, who works with chil­dren and young peo­ple with limb de­for­mi­ties at Birm­ing­ham Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Pa­tri­cia Mary Smart, from Birm­ing­ham, is awarded a CBE for ser­vices to education.

For­mer Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil in­terim chief ex­ec­u­tive Stella Gor­don Manzie is also made a dame for ser­vices to lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

Mark Row­ley, who was as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of the Metropoli­tan Po­lice

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