Mayor welcomes Camden's honoured citizens

Camden Mayor Cllr Barbara Hughes and the council's Deputy Leader are hosting a special reception to recognise the people living and working in Camden who were recognised in the Queen's Birthday and New Year's Honours Lists.

Attending this year's reception will be:

Professor Sir Andrew Haines received a knighthood for services to medicine. He is currently director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has a long history in medicine and research including working as a GP in North London and a Professor at the Royal Free.

Philip Hedley awarded a CBE for services to drama. He is currently chief executive of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. He is known for his work championing black and Asian actors.

Anne Lapping awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting. She was founder producer of Channel 4's 'A Week in Politic's and has produced many documentaries and dramas.

Neville Shulman awarded a CBE for charitable services. A charitable explorer and fundraiser, he has travelled to all four corners of the globe, including both poles, to raise money for charitable causes.
Ian Ferguson awarded a CBE for services to training. He is currently Chairman, Learning & Skills Council's (LSC) Young People's Learning Committee and Member of the LSC National Council.

Caroline Moorehead awarded an OBE for services to literature. A writer and journalist, her most recent book is Human Traffic.

Patricia Rodenburg awarded an OBE for services to drama. Head of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and of the Royal National Theatre.

Jennifer Nathan, Avril Kleeman, Wendy Baum, Elaine Ruse, and Julia Jarrett were all awarded MBEs. Wendy Baum received her award for services to education. She is the longest serving teacher at Eleanor Palmer Primary School having taught there for 28 years. Julia Jarrett is a Hostel Manager for St Mungo's and receives her award for services to homeless people in London.

Everyone attending the reception will receive a certificate from the Mayor and Deputy Leader Phil Turner in recognition of their achievements.

Camden residents also awarded in this year's honours lists are:


  • Sir Digby Marrit Jones
  • Sir Clive Bourne
  • Sir Roderick Castle Floud

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Gillian Pugh
  • Carol Black

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

  • Stewart Boyd, QC
  • Brian Lapping
  • Lisa Jardine
  • Frances Spalding 
  • Ian Willison

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

  • Pamela Castle
  • Simon McBurney
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Suran Goonatilake
  • Sylvia Young

Contact info

Matthew Cornish, Press & PR Officer, 020 7974 6022

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