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Thursday, December 31, 1998 Published at 01:37 GMT

Order of the British Empire, Civil - OBE (part one)

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Miss Pauline Fielding. Director of Nursing, Preston Acute Hospitals Trust and Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust. For services to nursing. (Blackpool, Lancashire) Mrs Margaret Helen Elizabeth Seward, CBE. President, General Dental Council. For services to the dental profession. (Bournemouth, Dorset) Mrs Helena Shovelton. For services to the Citizens Advice Bureau Movement and for public service. (Tunbridge Wells, Kent)


John Eaton Holmes, CMG, CVO. Principal private secretary to the Prime Minister. For services to peace in Northern Ireland. (London)


Robin Andrew. SCS, Ministry of Defence. (London) Miss Carol Andrews. Detective Sergeant, Metropolitan Police. (Middlesex) Peter Hill Bagnall, DL. For services to the community in Oxford. (Bampton, Oxfordshire) Mrs Muriel Mary Barker. Leader, North East Lincolnshire Council. For services to the community in Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire. (Grimsby, Lincolnshire) Robert Barnes. Lately director, Social Survey Division, Office for National Statistics. (Cilgerran, Dyfed) Paul Stuart Barron. Senior vice president, ALSTOM Gas Turbines Ltd. For services to the gas turbine industry. (Lincoln, Lincolnshire) Patrick Alphonsus Bradley, OBE. For services to the electoral process. (Londonderry, Northern Ireland) Clayton Mark Brendish. Chairman, Admiral plc. For services to the information technology industry and to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster's Executive Agencies. (Ascot, Berkshire) Trevor David Brooking, MBE. For services to sport. (Essex) Professor Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Professor of Physics, Open University. For services to astronomy. (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire) Anthony Victor Carey. Principal director, Contracts/Ordnance, Ministry of Defence. (Surrey) Professor Alan Carrington, FRS. Royal Society Research Professor, University of Southampton. For services to academic chemistry. (Hampshire) Jeremy P Carver. For services to international law. (London) Miss Margaret Ann Charrington. Chairman, Horticultural Development Council. For services to horticultural research. (Matfield, Kent) Colin Nicholas Clark. Chief executive, Vickers Defence Systems. For services to the defence industry. (Northumberland) Mrs Freda Mary Cocks, OBE. For services to the community, especially health care, in Birmingham. (Birmingham, West Midlands) David Gerald Compston. Chairman, Manchester Training and Enterprise Council. For services to Training and Enterprise. (Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria) Professor Roger Stanley Crofts. Chief executive, Scottish Natural Heritage. For services to environmental management. (Edinburgh) Sean Curran, OBE. For public service. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) Jonathan Stephen Day. Director, Defence Policy, Ministry of Defence. (London) Professor Richard Deacon. Sculptor. For services to Sculpture. (London, SE22) Professor John Ashton Dodge. For services to children's health. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)

Professor George Hill Elder. Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. For services to Medicine. (Llanishen, Cardiff) Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Farquhar. Lord Provost, Aberdeen City Council. For services to Local Government. (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire) Professor Mark William James Ferguson. For services to the Health and Life Sciences Foresight Panel. Professor Janet Finch. For services to social science. (Keele, Staffordshire) Professor Richard Bailey Flavell, FRS. Lately director, John Innes Centre. For services to Plant and Microbial Science. (London) Professor Robert Harold Fryer. Lately Principal, Northern College for Residential Adult Education. For services to community education. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) Clive Daniel Gillinson. Managing director, London Symphony Orchestra. For services to music. (London, N10) Professor Kevin Joseph Michael Gournay. For services to Psychiatric Nursing, Research and Education. (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire) Ronald Harwood. Playwright. For services to drama and to literature. (London, SW10) Graham Alfred Hawker. Group chief executive, Hyder plc. For services to industry in Wales. (Abergavenny, Monmouthshire) John Garry Hawkes. Chairman, Gardner Merchant. For services to tourism and to the catering industry. (Haywards Heath, West Sussex) Nigel John Mytton Hawkes. Science Editor, The Times. For services to the newspaper industry and to science. (Woodchurch, Kent) Frederick Alexander Heddell. Chief executive, MENCAP. For services to people with learning disabilities. (Harston, Cambridgeshire) Lenny Henry. Comedian and writer. For services to comedy drama and to Comic Relief. (London) Professor John Robert Hills. For services to social security analysis. (London, N5) Elspeth Rosamund Morton, Lady Howe of Aberavon. For services to the advancement of women. Robert Valentine Hughes. For services to local government and to the community in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. (Kings Thorn, Herefordshire) Brian Gammell Ivory. Chairman, Highland Distillers plc. For services to the Scotch whisky industry and to the arts (by Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross). Frank Charles Jenkins. Lately Accountancy Adviser, Company Law Directorate, Department of Trade and Industry. (Fetcham, Surrey)

Joel Goodman Joffe. For charitable services (Swindon, Wiltshire) James George Kane, DL. Member, Northamptonshire County Council and Corby Borough Council. For services to the community in Northamptonshire (Corby, Northamptonshire) Professor John David Michael Henry Laver. Professor of Phonetics, University of Edinburgh. For services to phonetics (Edinburgh) Professor William Robert Lee. Lately Professor of Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Glasgow. For services to ophthalmology (Milngavie, Dunbartonshire) Robert Ferguson Lees. Lately regional procurator Fiscal, Lothian and Borders, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. (Edinburgh) Walter Kenneth Lindsay. For public service. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) Miss Maureen Diane Lipman. Actress and Writer. For services to comedy drama. (London) William Alexander Macgregor. Lately Chief Agricultural Officer, Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department, Scottish Office. (St Andrews, Fife) John Lionel Madden. For services to library and information services in Wales. (Aberystwyth, Ceredigion) Michael Peter Maine. Lately Group Technical Director, BAA. For services to public transport and to the airport industry. (Maidenhead, Berkshire) David Arthur Mallen. County Education Officer, East Sussex County Council. For services to education. (London, SE3) Professor Colin Nicholas Jocelyn Mann. Director, Warburg Institute, University of London. For services to Renaissance studies. (London, N1) Professor Averil Olive Mansfield. Professor of Surgery, Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital, London. For services to surgery and to women in medicine. (London, W2) John Anthony Markland. Chief executive, Fife Council. For services to local government. (Cleish, Perth and Kinross) Michael John Paul Marks. Executive chairman, Merrill Lynch, Europe, Middle East and Africa. For services to the finance industry. (London, N6) Maxwell Clive Marsh. Director physics research, AWE Aldermaston. For services to the defence industry. (Berkshire) James Mason, DL. Chairman, Enterprise plc. For services to regeneration in North West England. (Lancaster, Lancashire) Professor Andrew Miller. Principal, University of Stirling. For services to higher education. (Edinburgh) Robert McDowall Murdoch. Headteacher, Earnock High School, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. For services to improving the quality of Education. (Lanark, Lanarkshire) Ronald John Baillie Neil. Lately chief executive, BBC Production. For services to broadcasting. (Richmond, Surrey) Robin Alaster Nicholson. For services to architecture. (London, N5) Desmond O'Brien, OBE, QPM. For services to the British Transport Police. (Northamptonshire) Turlogh Patrick O'Brien. Director, Ove Arup Partnership. For services to Innovation in the Construction Industry. (London, W2)

Derek Edwin Oddy. Divisional director, Project Services Directorate, Highways Agency, Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions. (Birmingham, West Midlands) Mrs Iona Margaret Balfour Opie. For services to the Study of Children's Literature and Childhood. (Liss, Hampshire) Stephen Michael Orchard. Chief Executive, Legal Aid Board. For services to Legal Aid. (Dorset) Dennis Frederick Parrett. Lately Deputy director, Board of Inland Revenue. (Berkshire) Mrs Gareth Peirce. For services to justice. (London, NW1) George Norman Phipson. Headmaster, West Hatch High School, Essex. For services to the Association of Headteachers of Grant Maintained Schools. (London, SE3) George Henry Poste, FRS. Chief Science and Technology Officer, SmithKline Beecham plc. For services to the development of Biosciences. (Hertfordshire) Peter Clifford Rainbird. Chairman, Essex Training and Enterprise Council. For services to the Construction Industry and to Training. (Woodbridge, Suffolk) Craig Collins Reedie. Chairman, British Olympic Association. For services to sport. (Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire) Professor Michael Schofield. Chairman, Dorset Community NHS Trust. For services to the NHS. (Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset) Richard Gordon Scriven, JP. Chief Commoner, Corporation of London. For services to local government. (Forest Row, East Sussex) Anthony Lawrence Sell. For services to the British Tourist Authority. (London, W4) Mrs Ann Forrest Shaw. For services to occupational health and safety. (Co Armagh, Northern Ireland) Paul Welton Shepherd, DL. Group chairman and managing director, Shepherd Building Group Ltd. For services to the Construction Industry. (York, North Yorkshire) Maurice Slapak. For services to transplant patients and to the British and World Transplant Games. (Itchen Abbas, Hampshire) Arthur Edward Smith, OBE. Chairman, Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation. For services to nature conservation. (Alford, Lincolnshire) Bruce Gordon Smith, OBE. Chairman, Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering. For services to technological innovation. (Cobham, Surrey) Ranjit Sondhi. For services to community relations. (Birmingham, West Midlands) Professor Richard Rustom Kharsedji Sorabji. Professor of Ancient Philosophy, King's College, London. For services to ancient philosophy. (Oxford, Oxfordshire) Anthony James Speed. Assistant chief constable, Metropolitan Police. (London) Mrs Clare Mary Joan Spottiswoode. Lately director general of gas supply. For services to the gas industry and to consumers. (London) Peter Gregory Spurgeon. Chief executive, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, Home Office. (London) Sir Michael Strang Steel, Bt, DL. Forestry Commissioner. For services to forestry. (Selkirk, Selkirkshire) Miss Lynette Ann Stone. Nursing and quality development manager, dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital Trust, London. For services to dermatological nursing. (London, N1) William Ian Stuttle. Collector, South East England, HM Board of Customs and Excise. (Kent) Miss Jane Tewson. Founder, Charity Projects. For innovation in charitable fund Raising. (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire) Elizabeth, Lady Toulson. For services to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service. (Guildford, Surrey) Sydney William Treadgold. For services to the Financial Reporting Council. (Wokingham, Berkshire) George Ian Turnbull. Headteacher, Francis Askew Primary School, Kingston-upon-Hull. For services to education. (North Humberside, East Riding of Yorkshire) E Michael Walker. Chairman, Walker Group Ltd. For services to Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise. (Edinburgh) James Nicol Walker, DL. Joint managing director, Walkers Shortbread Ltd. For services to the Food Industry. (Aberlour, Banffshire) David Leonard West. Head, Post Compulsory Division, OFSTED. (Tunbridge Wells, Kent) John Llewellyn Williams. For services to the dental profession and to surgery. (Chichester, West Sussex) Graham Peter Arthur Winyard. Director, Health Services, NHS Executive, Department of Health. (Winchester, Hampshire) Mrs Elizabeth Ann Wolstenholme. Head, Continuing Health Services, Department of Health. (Bradford, West Yorkshire)

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