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Former Arup boss among engineering figures on honours list

Former Arup chairman Philip Dilley has been knighted for services to consulting engineering.

Dilley, last week revealed as the government’s nominee to succeed Lord Chris Smith as Environment Agency chairman, was among the industry figureheads recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Past ICE president Richard Coackley, also URS director of energy development, environmental and natural resources, received a CBE for services to civil engineering.

Dorothy Hatfield, adviser and former president at the Women’s Engineering Society, was awarded an OBE for services to engineering.

ICE Member John Hutchison has received an MBE for services to the environment and community in the Highlands and Islands.

Heathrow Airport chief executive Colin Matthews, HS2 project sponsorship director Michael Hurn and Crossrail talent and resources director Valerie Todd were given CBEs

Steven Iles, head of highways at the London Borough of Croydon, received an MBE for services to the community during this winter’s floods.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council chief executive David Delpy received a CBE for services to engineering and scientific research.

These are just a few of the highlights. The full Queen’s birthday honours list can be seen here.

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