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14.06.16

Civil servants and local government leaders among those honoured by Queen

Prominent figures in the public sector have been rewarded as part of the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours.

Martin Donnelly, permanent secretary to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), John Kingman, second permanent secretary to the Treasury, and Dr Malcolm McKibibn, permanent secretary to the Northern Ireland Civil Service, were all made Knights of the Order of the Bath.

Recently, Donnelly was criticised for failing to provide adequate information to MPs about proposals for the closure of the BIS office in Sheffield, which it was confirmed would go ahead last month.

Jeremy Moore, director general for strategy at the Department of Work and Pensions, who helped oversee its controversial welfare reforms, was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. And Louis Casey, director general at DCLG, received an OBE.

Among local government leaders, Carolyn Wilkins, chief executive of Oldham council, received an OBE for her public service reform work in Greater Manchester. David Pearson, Nottinghamshire County Council’s deputy chief executive and corporate director for adult social care and health, also received an OBE.

(Image c. Arthur Edwards from The Sun/ PA Wire and Press Association Images)

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