Birthday Honours 2017

This is the Queen's Birthday Honours List of Northern Ireland award recipients published on Friday 16 June 2017.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Mr John Edward Cunningham

Managing Director, Camlin Ltd. For services to the business community in Northern Ireland.

Professor Norma Margaret Dawson 

Professor of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast. For services to legal education and the development of the legal profession in Northern Ireland.

Mr Bernard Cornelius McCaughey

Director of Rehabilitation, Northern Ireland Prison Service. For public service.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr Rory Best

For services to rugby.

Mr Michael Cecil

Chairman, Rathlin Development and Community Association. For services to community development on Rathlin Island.

Mr Hugh Connor

Director, Centre for Effective Services. For services to social care.

Mr James Gareth Cooper

Chief Executive, Middletown Centre for Autism Ltd. For services to children with special educational needs.

Professor Margaret Elizabeth Cupples

Professor of General Practice, Queen's University, Belfast and General Practitioner. For services to higher education and healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Mr Colm Francis Davis

Principal, Tor Bank School. For services to children with special educational needs.

Professor Christopher Trevor Elliott

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queens University, Belfast. For services to the agri-food supply chain.

Dr Caro-Lynne Tanya Mary Ferris

Director, Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland. For services to countryside recreation in Northern Ireland.

Mr Julian Keith Getty

For services to music and modern hymn writing.

Mr William Gowdy

Director of Engineering Procurement, Northern Ireland Water. For services to civil engineering and education.

Miss Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford

For services to cancer charities through breast screening services and cancer support.

Mr Norman Robert Lynas

Chairman, Lynas Foodservice. For services to the business sector, to charity and the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Catherine Brenda McCallum

Director, Rural Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to Government and the community.

Dr Elizabeth Mitchell

Chief Executive, Institute of Public Health in Northern Ireland. For services to public health.

Mr Graham Shields

Lately, Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland. For services to electoral democracy.

Mr David Rutherford Stewart

Business Unit Head, H.M. Revenue and Customs.  For services to the promotion of investment in Northern Ireland. 

Mr Austin William Treacy

Governor, Northern Ireland Prison Service. For services to reducing re-offending and community safety.

Professor Mahendra Pratap Singh Varma

For services to cardiology in Northern Ireland.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Miss Judith Elizabeth Allen

For voluntary service to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mr Ralph Gunther Bauer

Chair, Franklin Group. For services to textiles manufacturing in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Gwyneth Noelle Buchanan

Sergeant, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to policing and the community in Northern Ireland.

Mr John Murray Cameron

Trustee, RUCGC Foundation. For voluntary service to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mr William James Campbell

For services to Agriculture.

Mr Robert James Kennedy Cardwell

For services to the RNLI and the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Elizabeth Iris Corry

Volunteer, The Salvation Army. For charitable services to the community.

Mr Alan Corry-Finn

Vice President of Trustees, Northern Ireland Hospice and Director of Nursing, Primary Care and Older People, Western Health and Social Care Trust. For services to nursing.

Mr Steven Davis

Captain, Northern Ireland Football Team. For services to football.

Mr John Joseph Donnelly

Chairman, SDC Trailers. For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Alderman Allan George Ewart

For services to Local Government and the community in Northern Ireland.

Ms Elizabeth Griffith

Policy Officer, Law Centre NI. For services to vulnerable people.

Dr Robert William Hardeman

Deputy Chair, NI Science Industry Panel. For services to the advanced manufacturing, materials and engineering sector in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Dian Joyce Heaney

For voluntary service to the community in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.

Mr Columb Henry DL JP

For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Ms Alyson Hogg

Founder and Owner, Vita Liberata. For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Ms Mary Elizabeth (Moya) Johnston

Group Vice President, OEM Businesses, Survitec Group Ltd. For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Mr Maurice William Lee

For services to scouting in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Ms June Martha Marshall Logan

For services to disability sport.

Mrs Anne Irene Love

Volunteer Manager, Western Health and Social Care Trust. For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Jennifer Ann Marshall

Principal, Belmont Nursery School, Londonderry. For services to education.

Mrs Laura McCartney

Assistant Director, Employment Services, Disability Action. For services to disabled people and their families in Northern Ireland.

Pastor Jack McKee

Pastor, New Life City Church and Director of City Life Centre. For services to the community in the Shankill and Falls area in Belfast.

Dr Sharon Elizabeth Anne McMurray

For services to Children with literacy difficulties and to those with special educational needs.

Ms Johann Cathy Muldoon

For services to business and architecture.

Mr Fergal Joseph O'Brien

For services to social work practice.

Mr James Ernest Perry

For services to the community in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Mr John Raymond Cochrane Pollock

For charitable services to the community.

Mr Jonathan Rea

For services to motorcycle racing.

Ms Margot Roberts

Lately Administrative Director, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency. For services to medical and dental education.

Dr Cherith Semple

Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. For services to nursing.

Mrs Michele Shirlow

Chief Executive, Food Northern Ireland. For services to the food and drink sector in Northern Ireland.

Mr Hugh Robert James Totten

For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Carol Walker

Director, Somme Association. For services to commemoration and reconciliation. 

Mr Robert James Barton Young

Chair, Board of Governors, Foyle College and Governor, Ebrington Primary School. For services to education in Northern Ireland.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Fergus Allan Barklie

For services to tennis.

Miss Valerie Black

For services to the community in Cookstown, County Tyrone.

Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Mary Brown

For services to music in Northern Ireland.

Mr Clifford Keith Burns

For services to the community in Newtownards, County Down.

Mrs Elizabeth Marilyn Campbell

For services to Girlguiding in Northern Ireland.

Mr Alan Alexander Clarke

For services to the community in Northern Ireland through dance education.

Mrs Jean Clarke

For services to Riding for the Disabled Association, Northern Ireland.

Mr John James Cochrane

For services to sport and the community in Northern Ireland.

Miss Mandy Cunningham

For services to bowling.

Mr Joseph Henry Curry

For services to charitable fundraising in County Tyrone.

Mrs Mary Diamond

For services to cancer support.

Mr Mervyn John Dougan

For services to older people in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Pamela Joyce Drummond

For voluntary service.

Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Galbraith

For services to foster care in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Priscilla Lyons Gamble

For voluntary service to the community in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Mr Phillip Robert Gillespie 

For charitable services in Northern Ireland.

Mr Alastair Gilmore

For services to higher education and to the community in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Mr Samuel Johnston Gray

Organist and Choirmaster, Ballyholme Presbyterian Church Bangor, Northern Ireland. For charitable services.

Mrs Joan Thelma Green

Chair, Homestart Craigavon. For services to children and families in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Eileen Alicia Hamilton

For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Marie Hawthorne

Escort for Lord-Lieutenant Cadets, Northern Ireland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. For voluntary service to the Army Cadet Force.

Mrs Elizabeth Hueston

Writer. For services to the community in Portglenone, County Antrim.

Mr James George Francis William Leslie

For voluntary service to police welfare in Northern Ireland.

Mr Ian Bradley MacDonald

For services to Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the community in Lisburn.

Mr Joe Mahon

For services to charity and cross community relations in Fermanagh.

Mr Edward Marcus

Chairman, Maysfield Support Group. For services to the Cancer Fund for Children.

Mr Samuel James Mawhinney

Director, Denholm Fish Selling Company Ltd. For services to the fishing industry and community in County Down.

Mrs Elizabeth McCann

For services to criminal justice.

Mrs Mary McCarthy

For voluntary service.

Mr Ian McDonnell

For services to the community in the Ards Peninsula, Northern Ireland.

Mr James Duncan McKay McNeill

For services to the community in Broughshane and the Glens, Northern Ireland.

Mr Arthur Alexander Mitchell

For voluntary service to the ex-service community in Lisburn.

Mr David Henry Montgomery

Member, Ballymena Combat Cancer Group. For services to cancer sufferers in Northern Ireland.

Mr Cornelius Peter O'Hare

Caretaker, Southern Regional College, Newry West Campus. For services to further education in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Marie Rafferty

For services to the community in Newry and Mourne.

Miss Agnes Margaret Ringland

Lately Postmistress, Crossgar Post Office. For services to the community in Crossgar, County Down.

Mr Robert Phillip Scott

For services to young people through the Scout Association.

Mrs Margaret Stewart

Guide Leader and volunteer. For services to the community in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.

Mrs Priscilla Carol Stirling

For services to youth sport in Carrickfergus.

Mr Alan Frederick Sturgeon

For services to rugby.

Mr Samuel James Thompson

For voluntary service to the community and ex-service personnel in Portadown.

Sister Annie Grace Watt

For services to peace and reconciliation in Larne.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Mr Nigel Forsythe

Detective Chief Superintendent, Police Service of Northern Ireland, for services to policing.

Mr William Thomas Colin Monteith

Detective Sergeant, Police Service of Northern Ireland, for services to policing.

Mr Douglas Gareth Wilson

Sergeant, Police Service of Northern Ireland, for services to policing.

Queen's Ambulance Service Medal (QAM)

Mr George Stott

Training Officer, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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