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Sector figures honoured by Queen

Finance | Gareth Jones | 1 Feb 2007

Damehoods for Mary Marsh, NSPCC chief executive, and Jo Williams, Mencap's CEO, headed up the list of voluntary sector figures honoured in the New Year's honours list this year. Marsh was rewarded for services to families and children while Williams, one of the judges for the Charity Awards 2007, was recognised for services to people with learning disabilities.

Bert Massie, chair of the Disability Rights Commission and a lifelong campaigner for the rights of disabled people, was made a knight as recognition for his role in the recently introduced disability equality duty. Professor Malcolm Green, founder of the British Lung Foundation, was also knighted. Nina Barough, founder and chief executive of breast cancer charity Walk the Walk Worldwide, and Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief received CBEs, as did Gordon Edington, chair of NCH. OBEs went to Rethink chair Robert Banner for services to mental health; to Jenny Byers, the retired former executive director of donor services at CAF, for services to charity; to Moira Swinbank, TimeBank chief executive, for services to volunteering, and to Russell Thompson, director of fundraising at the Royal British Legion, for services to ex-servicemen and women. Tom Sterry, former finance director of the Henry Smith Charity and CFDG treasurer, received the MBE for charitable services.

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