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The Surrey New Year Honours list 2021 is here, and shines light on local NHS workers Posted On 08 January 2021

NHS workers and Surrey Police detective deservedly among those hailed in the prestigious, annual New Year Honours List


Designed to recognize and draw attention to the achievements and services of extraordinary people all across the country, the New Year Honours List this year saw the Queen award 36 individuals who are either from Surrey or have been doing highly admirable work within the county, all of whom are honoured in the list below, having received CBEs, OBEs, MBEs and more.


Michael Taylor, former Surrey Police Detective Constable, is among those included in the list, rightly celebrated for his contribution to investigative policing, having retired in February after 30 years of service. Some were said to be ‘gobsmacked and humbled’, including an ambulance technician from Frimley who was awarded an MBE.


Featured greatly on the New Year Honours List are frontline workers, naturally, on the national list but also very much on the Surrey list. We believe we speak for everyone when we say their truly amazing work and dedication throughout last year, and indeed continued work this year, has captured all of our hearts.


The full Surrey New Year Honours List 2021 is below:


Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)

Michael Taylor. Lately Detective Constable, Surrey Police.


Dames Commander of the Order of the Bath

Lynne Gillian Owens CBE QPM. Director General, National Crime Agency. For service to Law Enforcement. (Surrey Heath)


Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Paul Derek James Rimmer. Lately Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ministry of Defence. For services to Defence. (Guildford)

Professor Raad Shakir. Professor of Neurology (Visiting), Imperial College London. For services to Global Neurology. (Pyrford)

Professor Sembukuttiarachilage Ravi Pradip Silva. Director, Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey. For services to Science, to Education and to Research. (Camberley)

Keith Charles Frederick Weed. President, Advertising Association. For services to the Advertising and Marketing Industry. (East Horsley)


Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

John Jeremy Bangs. Senior Commissioning Manager for Carers, Surrey County Council. For services to Carers. (London)

Cassandra Anna Buchanan. Executive Headteacher, Charles Dickens Primary School, Southwark, London and Trust Leader, The Charter Schools Educational Trust. For services to Education. (Farnham)

John Hambly. Founder, Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. For services to People with Disabilities in Surrey and the Home Counties. (Milford)

John George Lillywhite. Chair, Kainos. For services to the Technology Sector in Northern Ireland. (Leatherhead)

Nicholas James Morgan. Section Head, Crime Patterns, Crime and Policing Analysis Unit, Home Office. For services to Community Safety. (Godalming)

Nina Minoo Wadia. For services to Entertainment and to Charity. (Staines)


Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Diana Marilyn Britten. For services to Aerobatics and to Charity. (Chobham)

Susan Anne Deaves. For services to Athletics. (Woking)

Jonathan Freeman. For charitable services. (Redhill)

Peter Mark Glover. Ambulance Technician, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Lead for Proactive Care, Farnham Integrated Care GP Services. For services to the NHS and to Healthcare in the community. (Frimley)

John Godden. Chief Executive Officer, Salutem Care and Education. For services to the Vulnerable, particularly during the Covid-19 Response. (Tadworth)

Ryan Lawrence Kelley. Chief Executive, Whitmore Vale Housing Association. For services to Social Care in Surrey. (Godalming)

Laura Jane King. Founder, John King Brain Tumour Foundation. For charitable and voluntary services to People with Brain Tumours. (Walton)

Ann Lovelace. Volunteer, the Orpheus Centre. For services to Young People with Disabilities in Godstone, Surrey. (Tatsfield)

Amanda Elizabeth Lavinia Owen. Health and Safety Director, Heathrow Airport. For services to Transport, particularly during the Covid-19 Response. (Virginia Water)

Susan Dorothy Owen-Weaver. Founder, Change of Scene. For voluntary service to Disadvantaged Young People in Surrey and Hampshire. (Farnham)

Mohanned Saleem Udin Kauser Quazi. Team Leader, Office of the Regional Schools Commissioner, West Midlands. For services to Education. (Epsom)

Victoria Sellick. Chief Partnership Officer, Nesta. For services to Social Action. (Farnham)

Christopher Scott Smith. Facilities Manager, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. For public service, particularly during the Covid-19 Response. (Caterham)

Andrew Stuart Taee. For charitable fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. (Egham)

Barry George Underwood. Lately Head of Distribution Services, Vote Office, House of Commons. For services to Parliament, particularly during the Covid-19 Response and voluntary service to Football. (Ash Vale)


Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Samira Ahmad. Assistant Scientific Officer, Animal and Plant Health Agency. For services to Animal Health during the Covid-19 Response and to the community in Woking. (Addlestone)

Keith Andrew Axbey. Cub Scout Leader. For services to Scouting and Canoeing in Surrey and South West London. (London)

Jean Elizabeth Casha. For voluntary service to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in West Molesey. (Epsom)

Pamela Hypher. For services to the community in Surrey. (Guildford)

Louise Alexandra Maltby. Matron, Intensive Care Unit, Ashford and St Peters Hospital Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing during the Covid-19 Response. (Woking)

Emrys Thomas Owen. Health Care Assistant, Royal Star & Garter Charity. For services to Veterans during Covid-19. (Dorking)

Sara Jane Robertson. Matron, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing during Covid-19. (Woking)

Charito Romano. Staff Nurse, Arbrook House Care Home. For services to Nursing Care Home Residents during the Covid-19 Response. (Esher)

Andrew Lennox Rowe. Senior Activities Co-ordinator, Arbrook House Care Home, Esher, Surrey. For services to Social Care, particularly during the COVID-19 Response. (Walton)

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