New Year's Honours: OBEs for King, Blackler, Skelley & Allister

8 Jan 2016 (provided by Local Transport Today), Category: Transportation Planning

New Year's Honours: OBEs for King, Blackler, Skelley & Allister

AA?president Edmund King (pictured) received an OBE for services to road safety in the New Year Honours. King began his transport career with the British Road Federation, going on to serve as executive director of the RAC?Foundation from 1999 to 2008, when he joined the AA.

Nigel Blackler, Cornwall Council’s head of strategy, economy, enterprise and environment, has received an OBE?for services to transport in Cornwall.

Dana Skelley, Transport for London’s director of asset management, has been awarded an OBE?for services to transport in London.

Geoff Allister was awarded an OBE?for services to highway engineering in Northern Ireland. He was chief executive of Northern Ireland’s road service from 2007 to 2012 and is now executive director of the Highway Term Maintenance Association.

DfT cycling advisor honoured Ruth Fagan, policy advisor on cycling at the DfT, has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to transport and charity.

CBE for HS1 chief Nicola Shaw, chief executive officer of High Speed 1, has been awarded a CBE?for services to transport.

MBEs for NR access manager and ITC?commissioner Margaret Hickish, access and inclusion manager at Network Rail, received an MBE?for services to people with disabilities.

John Worthington, director of the Academy of Urbanism and a commissioner of the Independent Transport Commission, received an MBE for services to urban regeneration and voluntary service to transport.

Former DfT officials honoured Three former senior DfT civil servants were honoured, receiving an Order of the Bath: Robert Devereux, who was permanent secretary from 2007?to 2011, was awarded a KCB (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath), his citation including services to transport. He is now permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions. Stephen Gooding, former director-general of roads, traffic and local group, was awarded a CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath)?for public service to transport. Gooding left the DfT last year to become executive director of the RAC?Foundation. Clare Moriarty, former director-general of the DfT’s rail executive, also received a CB.

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