THE Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart has praised the recipients of New Year’s Honours from Wales. Expressing his gratitude for their “unwavering commitment to their communities” Mr Hart congratulated all of those receiving awards.

Secretary of State for Wales Simon Hart said:
Every year it is inspiring to read the stories of hardworking individuals nominated for their dedication to benefitting their communities. This year is no exception.

As we enter a new decade I am delighted to see a whole host of Welsh recipients from all walks of life recognised for their roles which include educating and inspiring the next generation or providing outstanding care for elderly or disabled people.

I’d like to extend my gratitude to them for their unwavering commitment to serve their communities and improve the lives of others. Congratulations to everyone honoured today.

Congratulating Sir Keith Thomas FBA, who received a Companion of Honour for services to the Study of History, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
Sir Keith has dedicated much of his life to the study and teaching of history at Oxford University, following his upbringing in Wick in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Regarded as a pioneer in the field of social history, he has had an extremely distinguished career in academia and public life and has won numerous awards for his work over the years.

I’m delighted to congratulate Sir Keith on this award which recognises a lifetime of commitment to such a valuable profession.

Congratulating Jade Jones MBE, who received an OBE for services to Taekwondo and Sport, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
Jade has become one of the best known sporting personalities of the decade since her triumphs at the London and Rio Olympic Games.

She is an inspiration not only within taekwondo but to all hopeful athletes due to her discipline and dedication. A commitment that has allowed her to bounce back from adversity and secure some of her sport’s greatest titles, including most recently her first World Championships.

Congratulations Jade on your momentous achievement.

Congratulating Director of the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales Glynne Jones who received a CBE for services to the public, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
This award acknowledges his incredible achievements during his long career in the civil service.

It is a privilege to work with such an inspirational public servant and I am grateful for his unwavering commitment to his team and the Welsh public.

Congratulations Glynne, I look forward to continue working with you, on behalf of Wales, in 2020.

Congratulating Loren Dykes, who received an MBE for services to Women’s Football in Wales, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
Women’s football is experiencing unprecedented growth in popularity in Wales and around the world. Loren has been central to securing that growth by coaching the stars of the future and demonstrating to women and girls the global heights it is possible to reach within the sport.

Congratulations to Loren and I wish her every success for the remainder of her career.

Congratulating Renate Collins, who received a BEM for services to Holocaust Education, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
Renate’s commitment to ensuring people in Wales are educated about the horrors of the Holocaust is commendable. Her story serves as a reminder to us all about the continuing dangers hatred poses to communities in our society.

I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to her on receipt of this honour.

Congratulating Anthony David White who received a BEM for services to Medicine in Wales, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart said:
Through Anthony’s dedication to high quality care, thousands of elderly patients in Wrexham and the surrounding areas are in receipt of specialist treatment which focuses on improved outcomes and their reintegration into the community.

“Congratulations to Anthony on his well-deserved honour.”

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

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Andrew Robert Tudor Davies, AM. For political and public service.

Glynne Jones. Director, Office of the Secretary of State for Wales. For public service

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Jade Louise Jones, MBE. For services to Taekwondo and to Sport.

Russell Vivian Goodway. Councillor. For services to Local Government.

Angela Jeanette Hughes. Chief executive Wales Air Ambulance. For services to emergency air service in Wales

Michael Hugo James Plaut. For services to Business and to Entrepreneurship

Christopher David Brereton. Chief Environmental Health Officer Welsh Government. For services to environmental and public health in Wales.

Ian Charles Cole. Business Development director. Defence Electronics and Components Agency. For services to defence.

Andrew James Falvey.Commercial director, DVLA. For services to transport.

Professor Phillip John Jones. For services to architecture and to decarbonisation.

Professor Ian Weeks. Dean of Clinical Innovation, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. For services to knowledge transfer and to medical innovation.

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Ash Jones. Detective Sergeant. For services to charity and to older people in south-west England and south Wales

Jayne Louise Cowan. Councillor. For political and public service

Constable Graham Colin Budd. South Wales Police. For services to community policing in Cardiff

Cerian Angharad. For services to science promotion and to engagement with young people

Scott Christopher Cawley. National Diabetic Foot Coordinator for Wales. For services to people with diabetes

Constable Graham Colin Budd. South Wales Police. For services to community policing in Cardiff.

David Davies. For services to the manufacturing sector in south Wales.

Loren Dykes. For services to women’s football in Wales.

Mary Ferguson. Consultant midwife, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. For services to midwifery in Wales.

Fiona Elizabeth Gale. For services to heritage in Wales.

Lynne Janetta Garwood. Nurse consultant, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. For services to mental healthcare and to nursing in Wales.

Sharon Lovell. For services to children and young people.

Rhian Mannings. Founder 2 Wish Upon A Star. For charitable services.

Nigel James Miller. Head of therapies, Learning Disabilities Services, Hywel Dda University Health Board. For services to people with learning disabilities.

Michael Nicholas. For services to rugby league in Wales.

Martin John Semple. For services to Nursing.

Menna Sweeney. Headteacher, Ysgol Plascrug, Aberystwyth. For services to education.

Kerry Wade. Leader, Gwent Missing Children’s Hub. For services to the protection of vulnerable children.

British Empire Medal

Ali Abdi. For voluntary service to the BAME community in Cardiff.

Nicholas Paul Cann. For services to stroke survivors and to the Stroke Association Wales.

Renate Collins. For services to holocaust education.

Susan Ann Croall. For services to music in Swansea.

Llinos Ann Davies. For services to music in south Wales.

Doris Sybil Edwards. For services to people with cystic fibrosis.

Brian Charles Ellam. For services to music.

George Edward Evans. For services to table tennis in Wales.

Deborah Farrar. Protecting vulnerable people investigator, South Wales Police. For services to policing.

Patricia Joan Finch. For services to people with disabilities.

Mark Frost. Community projects manager, Glamorgan County Cricket Club and development manager, Cricket Wales. For services to cricket.

Sara Jane Goode. Lead nurse for emergency planning, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. For services to emergency planning in Wales.

Jeffrey Jones Lloyd. For services to orchestral music.

David Lewis Lloyd-Evans. For services to the community in Y Fron Wales.

Reverend Wynne Roberts. For charitable services.

Amanda Susan Elizabeth Say. For services to people with disabilities in Wales.

Professor Anthony David White.Lead clinician for elderly medicine, Wrexham Maelor Hospital. For services to medicine in Wales.

Queen’s Police Medal

Mark Collins. Chief constable, Dyfed-Powys Police.

Richard John Lewis. Deputy chief constable, South Wales Police.

Constable Bharat Kumar Narbad. South Wales Police.

Julian Gwynne Williams. Formerly chief constable, Gwent Police.

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