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NHS Wales employees recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan and Chief Executive for the NHS Wales Judith Paget have offered their congratulations to NHS Wales employees who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

Eight individuals from across NHS Wales have been awarded. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton has also been awarded a Knighthood for his role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister for Health and Social Services Eluned Morgan said:

“A huge congratulations to everyone in NHS Wales who has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours. It is good to see people recognised across many fields throughout Wales and those working on the frontline continue to do all they can to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver vital care. I want to thank every individual working within the NHS and social care sector for their continued care, commitment and dedication.

“I also want to pay tribute to Dr Frank Atherton who continues to play a vital role in tackling the ongoing pandemic and I’m pleased to see his work recognised.”

Chief Executive for NHS Wales Judith Paget said:

“Every day I see how hard staff are working within the NHS, and I’m delighted that some of those dedicated individuals have received a Queen’s New Year Honour. I know everyone within the NHS and across Wales will join me in sending our best wishes to those who have be recognised this year.”

The full New Year’s Honours list for people in Wales

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Maureen Flora Davies. For voluntary and public service in Anglesey.

Richard Alun Jenkins. Councillor, Wrexham Council. For political and public service.

Desmond Lally. For voluntary and charitable service to the community in Brecon.

Joan “Jo” Scott. Community champion, Asda. For services to the community in Pwllheli, Wales.

Linda June Alexander. For services to patient care and alternative workforce solutions in NHS Wales.

Mohammed Jakir Ahmed Jabbar. Customer services frontline manager, HMRC. For services to HMRC and to diversity and inclusion.

Joshua Reeves. Campaigns support officer at Leonard Cheshire. For services to people with disabilities.

Gerald Stanley Beaumont. For services to people with disabilities in Wales.

Maureen Powell. Councillor, Monmouthshire County Council. For political service.

Derek Edward John Warren. Warrant officer, No 1 Welsh Wing, RAF Air Cadets. For voluntary service to young adults in Wales.

Catherine Margaret Spiller. Deputy head of estates, Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Wales. For services to the Forces and to the community in Monmouth.

Ceri Jones. Lead community diabetes specialist nurse for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
Dr Jennifer “Jenny” Margaret Harries OBE. Chief executive, UK Health Security Agency. For services to Health.

Knight Bachelor
Dr Francis Atherton. Chief medical officer, Welsh Government. For services to Public Health.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Alan Brace. Director of finance, NHS Wales. For services to the NHS and the Covid-19 response in Wales.

Neil Moore. Leader, Vale of Glamorgan Council. For services to the community in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Janet Mary Wallsgrove. Director, HM Parc, G4S Care and Justice Services Ltd. For services to the Prison Service.

Alison Kilbane-Griffiths. Corporate customer relationship manager, DVLA. For services to transport.

Michael John Walters. Lifeboat operations manager, Loughor Inshore Lifeboat. For service to the community in Swansea.

Horace Michael McEvoy MBE. For services to the community in North Wales.

David John Smith MBE. For services to the sport of Boccia.

Aled Sion Davies MBE. For services to athletics.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Albert Lawrence Heaney. Chief social care officer for Wales. For services to social care.

Professor Tavi Murray. Professor of glaciology, Swansea University. For services to glaciology and climate change research.

Dr Neil Rhys Wooding. For services to social justice, to equality and to the community in Wales.

Katherine Lyndsay Mavor. Chief executive, English Heritage Trust. For services to heritage.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Julian MacLeod Paul Cash. Chair, community furniture aid. For services to homeless people in Bridgend.

Rhian Louise Thomas. Head of area business centre, Crown Prosecution Service, Cymru-Wales. For services to law and order.

Lauren Louise Price. For services to boxing.

Timothy John Walkden-Williams. For services to business and the community in Prestatyn, North Wales.

Graham Winston Edwards. Chief executive, Wales and West Utilities. For services to business and to the community in Wales.

Sanjiv Vedi. Head of office of the chief social care officer for Wales. For public, charitable and voluntary service.

Dr Seema Safia Arif. For services to healthcare amongst the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community.

Dr Subramaniam Balachandran. Doctor and lead, cross-infection, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. For services to the NHS during Covid-19.

Laurence McBreen. For services to the social work sector in South Wales.

Dr Bnar Talabani. Kidney and transplant medical specialist, University of Wales immunology scientist. For services to the NHS and to the ethnic minority communities in Wales, particularly during Covid-19.

Professor Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe. For services to science, astronomy and astrobiology.

Timothy John Williams. Lately chief executive officer, Welsh Automotive Forum. For services to the automotive industry.

Reverend Steven Leo Bunting. For charitable services to the community in Swansea.

Professor Euan Jonathan Hails. For services to children and young people’s Mental Health in Wales.

Alison Williams. Headteacher, Craigfelen School, Swansea. For services to education and the community in Swansea.

Ingrid Lesley Wilson. For services to community cohesion, to race equality and to global education.

Dr Edward Morgan Roberts DL. For services to medicine and to the community in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

John Iestyn Davies. Co-founder and chair, Cyber Wales. For services to the UK Cyber Ecosystem.

Simon Norris Lee. Group chief executive, Civil Service Sports Council. For services to sport and wellbeing.

Caroline Thomas. Member, British Standards Institute Committee on Accessibility. For services to consumers.

Samia Claire Edmonds. For services to the Covid-19 response.

Calum George Jarvis. For services to swimming.

Denise Rosemary O’Leary. Founder, Purpol Marketing. For services to the construction industry and entrepreneurs in Wales and South West England.

Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Anne Overton. Constable, South Wales Police.

Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)

Jennifer Elizabeth Griffiths. Lately group manager, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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