Actress Penelope Keith is among four people across Surrey and Sussex honoured with CBEs.
Ms Keith OBE, DL, of Milford, Surrey, was high sheriff of the county in 2002 - the third woman to hold the post.
Her award was for charitable services. She has been president of the Actors' Benevolent Fund since 1990.
In Brighton, Simon Jeffrey Maxwell, director of Overseas Development Institute, was made a CBE for services to international development.
Professor Kenneth John Gregory, of Guildford, vice-chairman of the University of Southampton Solent Governing Body, was made a CBE for services to geography and higher education.
District judge Michael John Walker, from Surrey, honorary secretary of the Association of District Judges, was made a CBE for services to the Administration of Justice.
- Garth Armstrong, senior economic adviser, Department for International Development, Ockley
- Paul Stephen Keleghan, for public service, West Byfleet
- Dr Henry James Pearson, managing consultant, Detica Ltd, for services to the Ministry of Defence, Guildford
- Stephanie Linda Trotter, president, CO-Gas Safety, vice-president
- Consumer Safety International, for services to health and safety in the gas industry, Claygate
- Colin Peter Honey, for charitable services, Farnham
- Darryl Jaffray, former director of education and access, Royal Opera House, for services to Dance, Guildford
- William Arthur Lindop, for services to the community in The Gambia, Woking
- Peter Noot, woodland officer in West Sussex, Forestry Commission, Farnham
- John Christopher Sugden, for services to the community in Haslemere
- Dr John Kenneth Trigg, vice-principal, Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College, Frimley, for services to education, Guildford
- Stella Maria Wardell, for services to the community in South West Surrey, Chiddingfold
- Dr Jennifer Anne Woolfe, for services to Nutrition, Thames Ditton
- Anthony Campbell, principal, St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill-on-Sea, for services to education
- Robert Ernest Wilkins, director of transport and environment, East Sussex County Council, for services to local government
- Eleri Butler, for services to Domestic Violence Against Women, Brighton
- Shirley Collins, folk singer and writer, for services to music, Lewes
- Philip James Couchman, former manager, Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for services to conservation
- Graham Richard John Fryer, chairman, Driving Instructors' Association, for services to road safety, Worth
- Dr William Donald Hoskins, for services to music in east London, Midhurst
- Lt Col Thomas Irlam for services to the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association in Sussex, Haywards Heath
- Joseph Charles Lansdell, foster carer, West Sussex, for services to children and families, Crawley
- Rita Eileen Lansdell, foster carer, West Sussex, for services to children and families, Crawley
- Laura Sarti, singing teacher, for services to music, Lewes
- David William Saunders, for charitable services, Burgess Hill
- Peter Alexander Smart, director of adult learning, Chichester College, for services to further education
- David Thomas Streeter, reader in ecology, University of Sussex, for services to higher education, Heathfield
- Raymond White, former principal scientific officer, National Gallery, for services to museums, Brighton
- John Henry Wilding, for services to clock making, Petworth
- Joseph Michael Edwards, chief constable, Sussex Police
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