The world of FE is to welcome a new knight of the realm in UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) chair Charlie Mayfield (pictured).

He features in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to business.

Mr Mayfield, from Newbury, Berkshire, is also chair of the John Lewis Partnership and was appointed to his post on the UKCES in November 2010.

“The knighthood is richly-deserved. Charlie’s quite an inspirational character and we’re honoured and privileged to have him as our chair,” said a UKCES spokesperson.

There were CBEs handed out for services to the FE sector to Sally Anne Dicketts, from Oxford, principal of Oxford and Cherwell Valley College and chair of Reading College, and Tony Lau-Walker, from Guildford, chief executive at Eastleigh College and also a UKCES member.

Meanwhile, Neil Scott Wishart McIntosh, from Goring, Oxfordshire, chief executive of CfBT Education Trust got one for services to education, as did Dinah Elizabeth Caine OBE, from London, chief executive of Creative Skillset for services to the creative industries.

Further honours for FE figures, and those related to the sector, came with…

OBEs for services to FE

Stephen John Grix, from Higham, Kent, principal of MidKent College

Janet Hodges, from Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, chief executive at The Edge Foundation

Teresa Kelly, from Birmingham, principal, Abingdon and Witney College — also for services to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities

James Edward Mutton, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, lately principal at Loughborough College

Pauline Odulinski, from Thame, Oxfordshire, principal at Aylesbury College

Anne Catherine Oxborough, from Exeter, lately assistant principal at Exeter College


OBE for services to education

David John Kendal Rosbottom, from Wigan, chair of governors at Winstanley College


MBEs for services to FE

Alan Lawrence Gordon-Stables, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, governor at West Suffolk College

Richard Holste, from Eastbourne, chair of corporation at Sussex Downs College

David William Millington, from Wrexham, chair of corporation at Salford City College

Mary Rimington, from London, deputy principal for curriculum at City and Islington College


MBEs for services to education

Christopher John Hall, from Solihull, lately assistant principal at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham

Gary James Warke, from East Riding, chief executive at Hull College Group


MBE for services to social enterprise and to the community

Anna Jane Mimms, from Woodborough, Nottinghamshire, chief executive at Broxtowe Education, Skills and Training, Nottingham


MBE for services to adult education

Parminder Kaur, from West Drayton, Middlesex, union learning representative at Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre, Royal Mail


MBE for services to education in Northern Ireland

Alice McDaniel, from Downpatrick, County Down, teacher at South Eastern Regional College


MBE for HM Prison Service and to prisoner education

Stephen Paice, from Wolverhampton, manager at HM Prison Featherstone


MBE for services to hospitality and catering vocational education in North Wales

Dr Shyam Sunder Patiar, from Llandudno, consultant at Coleg Llandrillo Cymru


MBE for services to skills and training in the construction sector

William Robert Williams, from Carmarthenshire, founder of WRW Group


MBE for services to young people and the community in East London

Dr Kaneez Shaid, from London, marketing manager at Sir George Monoux College, in Walthamstow

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