Health charity chief knighted in honours
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