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Doughty heads civils' New Year's honours list

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COSTAIN chief executive Stuart Doughty led the list of civil engineers recognised in the Queen's New Year's honours list published just after Christmas.

Doughty was named as a Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George for services to international trade and investment.

ICE vice president and Imperial College Professor of civil engineering John Burland won a CBE, as did head of building at the Offi ce of the Deputy Prime Minister Paul Fletcher Everall (M), and Dr Alice Lane (G) who won the award for service to local government.

Hatch Mott MacDonald engineer Stephen Taylor (M) was also awarded a CBE.

OBEs went to former Environment Agency flood defence manager Dr Mervyn Bramley (F), Nottingham University civil engineering professor Stephen Brown (F), Severn Trent asset management director John Banyard (F), former Institution of Highways & Transportation president Professor George Hazel (F) and May Gurney chief executive David Sterry (M).

ICE municipal board member Neil Buchan (F) picked up an MBE, along with Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Council head of building projects Richard Mason (M) and Morton Partnership conservation engineer Brian Morton (M).

Non-engineers in the industry who were honoured included former Strategic Rail Authority chairman Richard Bowker (CBE) and Miller Group chief executive Keith Miller (CBE).

ief Royal Engineer Lieutenant General Kevin O'Donoghue was knighted, and British Tunneling Society member Dr Norman Keith McIver won an OBE for services to diving safety.

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