Magazine article Public Finance

Honours 'Focus on Frontline Workers'

Magazine article Public Finance

Honours 'Focus on Frontline Workers'

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The New Year's Honours list once again brought reward and recognition for the hard work of public sector workers at both senior and frontline level.

The Cabinet Office emphasised that the list reflected the government's commitment to honouring those working in the priority areas of education, health and law and order.

As in previous lists, a key aim has been to reward those who work and serve at the sharp end - people who have really changed things, or who have given outstanding service to others in difficult situations,' a spokesman said.

Among the CIPFA members singled out were John Codling, finance director general at the Department for Work and Pensions, who received the Order of the Bath.

Carole Hudson, chief executive of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, received a CBE, as did John Willis, former chief executive of Salford City Council.

There were OBEs for CIPFA council member Sarah Wood, formerly director of policy at the Local Government Association, as well as for Peter Scales, the former chief executive of the London Pensions Fund Authority.

Others rewarded for their services to local government included Pat Walters, president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities; Mick Henry, leader of Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council; and Paul Rogerson, chief executive of Leeds City Council, who each received a CBE. …

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