Profession honoured on Queen’s birthday

June 13 2018  

Profession honoured on Queen’s birthday

Several professionals in transportation have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their services to society.

They include two former project directors on the Forth Replacement Crossing; Michael Martin from the construction consortium (pictured left) and David Climie (right) from Transport Scotland who each receive an OBE.

Chair of the Forth Replacement Crossing project board Roy Brannen said: “I pay tribute to the fantastic leadership shown by David and Michael in delivering this huge, complex and challenging project.”

OBEs have also been awarded to former CIHT Northern Ireland Chair John McRobert FCIHT, a principal engineer from the Department for Infrastructure for services to engineering in Northern Ireland; and to Pauline Reeves, the deputy director of road user licensing, insurance and safety at the Department for Transport for services to local sustainable transport.

Pauline said: “I am absolutely delighted to be recognised for the work I did to get more people walking and cycling. It truly is an honour.”

Andrew Gregory, the head of the Transport Security Operations Centre and Andrew Brigden, maritime manager for Cornwall Council, also both receive OBEs.

Among those awarded the CBE are Naomi Climer, a former president of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, for services to engineering; Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail; and Ian Prosser, the director of railway safety at the Office of Rail & Road. “I am proud, deeply humbled and owe a great deal to my team,” said Ian. “We are all very much aware that there is a great deal still to achieve in the sector in the coming years.”

Those awarded an MBE include Lucy Prior, the international trade director at the Rail Alliance for services to rail exports. “I am gobsmacked and humbled,” she told TP Weekly News. “I have a strong passion for supporting multi modality and helping to promote the environmental benefits of rail freight.”

MBEs have also been awarded to Kathleen Moore, the managing director of Women into Construction; Roma Agrawal, an associate director from Aecom for services to engineering; Jim French, the past chairman of the Road Haulage Association, for services to young people in the transport industry; Victoria Harrison-Cook who works as Transport for London’s head of media, for services to diversity in public relations; and to David Joy, the chief executive of London & Continental Railways for services to urban regeneration.

David Joy said: “I am delighted to have been included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for my contributions to an industry I have been passionate about for so many years.”

Network Rail programme manager Ian Stevens receives an MBE for services to suicide prevention and the company’s project manager Scott Heath is also recognised for services to the LGBT community.

(Photo: Transport Scotland)

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