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Engineering bosses feature in New Year honours list

Olympics construction chiefs and a former ICE boss are among the construction and engineering names rewarded in the New Year honours list.

Olympic Delivery Authority chairman John Armitt has received a knighthood – the highest honour – while director of construction Howard Shiplee was awarded a CBE.

Former ICE director general Tom Foulkes, who left his role in December and is now chairman of regeneration group Victoria Business Improvement District, has been given an OBE.

Highways Agency senior project manager Paul Arnold, who led the recently completed £371M Hindhead Tunnel project, was recognised with an MBE.


List of engineering and construction related honours


John Armitt CBE, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) chairman

George Iacobescu CBE, Canary Wharf Group chief executive and chairman

Professor Robert Watson, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs chief scientific adviser


John McAslan, John McAslan & Partners executive chairman and founder

Howard Shiplee, ODA director of construction

James Wates, Wates deputy chairman and CITB chairman


Neil Bruce, Amec executive director and chief operating officer

Peter Bucks, Ofwat Audit Committee non-executive director and chairman

Tom Foulkes, Former ICE director general

Stuart Haszeldine, University of Edinburgh professor of geology

Catrin Maby, Severn Wye Energy Agency chief executive


Paul Arnold, Highways Agency senior project manager

Mark Bew, URS Scott Wilson board director

David Harris, Cowlin Construction divisional managing director

Philip Thickett, Lately Northern Rail area operations manager east

Faith Wainwright, Arup director

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