Birthday Honour’s List 2024

Mrs Diane Hawkins the Lord-Lieutenant in uniform outside Manchester Cathedral
Mrs Diane Hawkins JP LLB, the Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all the Greater Manchester recipients of Honours in The King’s Birthday Honour’s List. Honours are a fantastic way of thanking ordinary people doing extraordinary things and this would not be possible without the people taking the time to nominate them, whom she would also like to particularly thank. Should you know of someone who deserves to be nominated then please go to our honours website where you can find out how to do it.

The people who live in Greater Manchester and have received an Honour in the Birthday List are as follows:

Order of The British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

An OBE is given to someone who has demonstrated a distinguished regional or county-wide role in any field, through achievement or service to the community including notable practitioners known nationally. The following people have been awarded and OBE:

Shalni ARORA
Founder Trustee, Belong and Founder, Savannah Wisdom Charitable Foundation. For services to Charity and to Philanthropy

Karen Elaine BRAMWELL
Chief Executive Officer, Forward As One Church of England Multi-Academy Trust, Bolton. For services to Education

Dr Jeanelle Louise DE GRUCHY
Lately President, Association of Directors of Public Health and Chair, Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health. For services to Public Health

Professor Ian Melvyn HALL
Professor of Mathematical Epidemiology and Statistics, University of Manchester and Senior Principal Modeller, UK Health Security Agency. For services to Public Health, to Epidemiology and to Adult Social Care, particularly during Covid-19

Professor Paul Edward KLAPPER
Professor of Clinical Virology, University of Manchester. For services to Viral Diagnostic Testing

Simon David LEWIS
Senior Manager, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Capability and Learning

Director, Science and Industry Museum. For services to the Arts and to Heritage

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

An MBE is given to a person for achievement or service in and to the community which is outstanding in its field and has delivered sustained and real impact which stands out as an example to others. The following people have been awarded the MBE:

Halima Hashim ATCHA
Diversity and Inclusion Lead, North West and North Central, Work and Health Service, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Diversity and Inclusion

Neville Lewis BEISCHER
Chief Executive Officer, Flagship Learning Trust, Manchester. For services to Education

Head, Youth Justice and Targeted Youth Services, Stockport Council and Chair, Association of Youth Offending Team Managers. For services to Youth Justice

For services to the community in Greater Manchester

Lately Driving Examiner, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. For services to Road Safety

Deborah Marie BROWN
Executive Director, Service Reform, Salford City Council. For services to Local Government

Head, Security, Great Western Railway. For services to the Railway

Chief Executive, Jewel Foundation. For services to the community in Greater Manchester and to Faith and Integration

Actor, Writer and Dancer. For services to the Cultural Industries

Paul Alexander HARVEY
Immigration Officer, Home Office. For services to the Home Office Veterans Network

Furqan NAEEM
Founding Organiser, Greater Manchester Citizens. For services to Inter-Faith Relations and to the community in Greater Manchester

Reverend Charles John NEVIN
Trustee, The Laurus Trust, Cheadle, Cheshire. For services to Education

Edwina Victoria ROSENBERG
For voluntary services to Young People in Long Term Care and to the community in Bury, Greater Manchester

Sarah Louise VAN DER MERWE
Head, Apprenticeships, The Learning Enterprise, HCRG Care Group, Greater Manchester. For services to Further Education and Skills

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)


A BEM is awarded to people who have contributed a very hands-on service to the community in a local geographical area. Either sustained commitment in support of local charitable or voluntary activity or innovative work that has delivered real impact in a short period (3/4 years). The following people have been awarded a BEM:

Robert Lindsay Salmond ASHWORTH
Civilian Investigator, Greater Manchester Police. For Public Service

Roman Leslie BODNAREC
Volunteer, Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain. For services to Refugee Resettlement

Robert David CHEW
Firefighter, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the community in Littleborough, Greater Manchester

Lead Race Mechanic, Great British Cycling Team. For services to Cycling

Marie LYON
Chair, The Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests. For services to Advocating for Scientific Research and Improving Patient Safety for Women

For services to the community in Oldham, Greater Manchester

Dr Amrik Singh MAHAL
Global Head of IT for Research, AstraZeneca. For services to Science and the Covid-19 Response

Isabel Christine TAYLOR
Committee Member, City of Manchester Fundraising Branch, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For voluntary services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution