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Names & faces

Sandi Rhys Jones, who chaired the post-Latham working group on equal opportunities, was awarded an OBE in last week's Queen's birthday honours list for her work promoting opportunities for women in the construction industry.

Brigadier Ian McGill (F) was awarded a CBE for his services in the Royal Engineers.

Awarded MBE's in this years list were David Pickles (F), deputy county surveyor at Staffordshire County Council, for his services to the water industry; Terence Hines (F) for his engineering work in the City of London; Frank Bedford (M), a divisional engineer at Leicestershire County Council, for his services to highways maintenance; John Jackson (AM), an infrastructure manager at South East Water; and Peter Womersley (M) business area manager at North West Water.

Dr Richard Jardine (M), professor of soil mechanics at London's Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, has been awarded a silver medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work on the design of oil platform foundations.

Robin Nicholson takes over from Christopher Vickers as chairman of the Construction Industry Council.

Kevin Martin-Read is business development manager for Birse's Midlands region.

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