New Year Honours 2018

This is the New Year Honours List of Northern Ireland award recipients published on 29 December 2017.

Knights Bachelor (Kt)

Dr William Thompson Wright CBE

Founder, Wrightbus Ltd. For services to the economy and the bus industry.

Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Mr Nicholas Proctor Perry

For services to the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Norman David Black

For services to higher education, science and the voluntary sector.

Professor Richard Ludlow English

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Politics, Queen’s University Belfast. For services to the understanding of modern day terrorism and political history.

Mr Andrew Melvin Hamilton

For services to government and to charitable fundraising.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr David Alexander Canning

For services to children, young people and education.

Mr Robert John (Jack) Dobson

Group Executive Director, Dunbia (NI) Ltd and consultant, Cranswick (Ballymena) Ltd. For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Ms Ellvena Graham

Chair, Northern Ireland Economic Advisory Group. For services to the economy and the advancement of women in business.

Mr Eamonn Holmes

For services to broadcasting.

Mrs Olive Mary Maybin

Lately strategic policy adviser to the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service. For public service.

Mrs Grace Foster Nesbitt

Head, Pensions Division, Department of Finance, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to government in Northern Ireland and for voluntary and charitable services.

Mr William John Priestly

For services to criminal justice.

Mrs Rhona Mary Quinn

For services to the construction industry and the community in Northern Ireland.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mrs Elizabeth Rachel Atkinson

Cancer specialist nurse, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. For services to cancer patients and their families.

Mr Philip Andrew Batt

For services to community safety in Northern Ireland.

Mr William Alexander Beckett

For services to the voluntary sector and to sport.

Mr Robert George Black

Northern Ireland District Chairman, Royal British Legion. For services to ex-service personnel and their families.

Ms Jayne Brady

For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Cynthia Louise Hart Cherry JP

For services to the community and charitable fundraising in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Mary Barbara Collen

Volunteer, Young Witness Service, NSPCC. For services to children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Mr George Edward Colligan

For services to the museums sector.

Ms Christine Rosemary Collins

Member, Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership. For services to people with rare diseases.

Mr Michael John Doherty

For services to community cohesion in Northern Ireland.

Mr Michael William Graham

Lately Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to policing and the community of Northern Ireland.

Ms Ruth Graham

For services to disabled and bereaved children in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Florence Harper

For services to cardiology in County Tyrone.

Dr Jonathan Heggarty

Director of Curriculum, Belfast Metropolitan College. For services to further education in Northern Ireland. 

Mr Kenneth Malcolm Hewitt

For services to cross community relations in Londonderry.

Mr John Martin Hughes

Managing Director, Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK). For services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Elizabeth Anne Johnston

For voluntary service to the community in Donaghadee, County Down.

Haji Mohammad Yaqub Joya

For services to the army and the Muslim community in Northern Ireland.

Ms Ivy Agnes Lee

For services to Girlguiding in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Margaret Patricia Martin

For voluntary service to road safety in Northern Ireland.

Ms Linda Jane McAuley

Presenter, BBC Radio Ulster. For services to consumers in Northern Ireland.

Mr Thomas Adrian McAuley

For services to first aid and healthcare in Northern Ireland.

Mr Thomas Celestine McBride

Head, Department for Business Services, South West College. For services to further education in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Hazel Roberta McCready

For services to disabled ex-police officers in Northern Ireland.

Detective Constable Garry Millar

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

Mr Henry Joseph Moore TD

For services in support of the Northern Ireland peace process .

Mrs Sandra Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Welcome Organisation. For services to tackling homelessness.

Mr Michael Cecil Moss

For services to golf, tourism and charity in Northern Ireland.

Ms Alison Moth

For services to education in Northern Ireland.

Mr Kenneth John Nelson

Chief Executive Officer, LEDCOM. For services to economic development and the voluntary sector.

Mr David George Openshaw

For services to music in Northern Ireland.

Professor Gerard Patrick Parr

For services to developing telecoms infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

Mr Stephen Philip Prenter

For services to the arts, business and education.

Mrs Margaret Ann Shields

Administrative Assistant, Ministry of Defence.  For services to defence.

Mr Jeffrey Douglas Reginald Smith

Founder, Ards Peninsula First Responders Group. For services to health in Northern Ireland.

Ms Anne Amelia Manson Wallace

Senior Personal Secretary, Department for Communities, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

Miss Verena Lesley Wallace

Midwife. For services to midwifery in Northern Ireland.

Mr William John Allen Watson

For services to cycling.

Ms Jacqueline Frances Williamson

Founder, Kinship Care Northern Ireland. For services to carers and children in Northern Ireland.

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Thomas Allen

For services to the community in Donemana, County Tyrone.

Mr Peter Baillie

Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence.  For services to defence and the veterans.

Mr Jack Alexander Erwin Beattie

For services to the development of sport in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Mr James Bell

For services to the farming community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Margaret Cahoon

Learning Support Assistant, Knockloughrim Primary School, Magherafelt. For services to education in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Gayle Luett Carson

Administrator, Northern Ireland Custody Visitor Scheme. For services to prisoner welfare and charity in Northern Ireland.

Mr Samuel Frederick Erskine (Ricky) Caruth

For services to rowing in Northern Ireland.

Mr Stephen Chapman

For services to music in Northern Ireland.

Mr Jonathan Victor Cooke

For services to cross community relations through sport in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Dawn Ruth Davis

Northern Ireland Environment Agency. For voluntary services through the Samaritans.

Mrs Elizabeth Gabrielle Deans

For voluntary service to the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland.

Watch Commander David Denvir

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. For services to fire safety in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Theresa Mary Douglas

For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Hazel Valerie Drummond

For services to music in Northern Ireland.

Mr Thomas Wallace Elder

For services to the community in Ahoghill, County Antrim.

Mr James Andrew Emery

For voluntary service to the Boys' Brigade and the community in County Tyrone.

Mr Robert Fisher

For services to the Northern Ireland Prison Service Pipes and Drums Band.

Mr William James Keith Fleming

For services to young people through the Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigades and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

Mrs Mary Bernadette Glass

For services to nursing and the community in the Causeway area, Northern Ireland.

Mr Philip Colin Kyle

For services to young people and the community in Northern Ireland.

Mr John Madden

Principal, Roddensvale School. For services to the community in Larne, County Antrim.

Mr Norman Mawhinney

For services to running and the community in Comber, County Down.

Mrs Margaret Patricia McDonald

For services to young people through the Dunmurry Girls' Brigade and to the community in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Mrs Barbara McKinley

Company Secretary, Ulster Orchestra. For services to culture in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Selma Anne McMullan

For services to young people through the Girls' Brigade in Ballycastle, County Antrim.

Mrs Jeanette McMurray

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

Mrs Iris Phoebe McSwigin

For services to charity and community relations in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.

Miss Lucia Quinney Mee

For services to promoting public awareness about organ donation.

Mr William David Alexander Mitchell

For services to the community in County Down.

Mrs Rachel Morrison

For services to the community in Portstewart, County Londonderry 

Mr Peter Francis Mulligan

For services to archery and the arts in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Elizabeth Mary (Elma) Nelson

For services to the community in Maguiresbridge, County Fermanagh.

Mr Ernest O'Hara

For services to agriculture and the community in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Rebekah Mary Olphert

Founder and Artistic Director, Ballymena Chamber Orchestra. For services to music.

Mr Hugh Raymond Phillips

For services to gymnastics.

Mrs Avril Pollock

For services to the community in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Mr Samuel Pollock

For services to the community in Northern Ireland.

Mr Patrick Joseph Prunty

For services to the Lough Neagh Rescue Service.

Mr Robert Ramsey

For services to schools and youth football in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Mary Gertrude Robinson

For services to nursing.

Mr Robert John Savage

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

Mr Thomas Richard Scott

For voluntary service to the Ulster Special Constabulary Association.

Mr Daryl Jon Simpson

For services to community relations and peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Amy Margaret Smyton

For services to local government and the community in Omagh, County Tyrone.

Miss Susan Spence

For voluntary service to rugby.

Mrs Eileen Thelma Strange

For voluntary service to The Seven Towers Male Voice Choir.

Mr Robert James Hamilton Thornberry

For services to young people through the Boys' Brigade in Northern Ireland.

Mrs Lillian Thornton

For services to local government and the community in County Fermanagh.

Mr John Samuel Wilson

For services to the community in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone.

Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

Superintendent Alywin John Barton

Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Detective Inspector Jeremy Thomas McFarland

Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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