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Civil engineers honoured in Queen's birthday list

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FOUR ICE members were this week honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Francis Jeffrey, head of technical services at the Welsh National Assembly's department for enterprise, innovation and networks and Freight Transport Association chief executive Richard Turner, have both received OBEs.

Former council member David Hattersley, has been awarded an MBE for services to the construction industry and to charity while current council member William Kemp has received an MBE for services to civil engineering and music.

Chairman of the Health & Safety Commission Bill Callaghan was knighted for services to health and safety; Dr Roger Urwin, former chief executive of the National Grid and currently non- executive director of Alfred McAlpine, received a CBE for services to the energy industry.

Peter Jones, director at waste management rm Biffa and professor Rodney Kimber, director of science and engineering at the Transport Research Foundation were both given OBEs. There was also an OBE for Athan Anderson, project manager for the construction of the British Embassy in Baghdad. MBE's went to Jason Fudgell and Samuel Templeman, technical works supervisors respectively for the Baghdad Embassy and the Consulate in Basra.

Professor Peter Matthews received an OBE for services to the water industry and the environment and Anthony Newman of the Building Research Establishment was awarded an OBE for services to the construction industry.

Professor James Curran of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Frances Paterson, chair of the Construction Industry Council's liability panel, received MBEs.

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