Notable figures in Hampshire named in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

The chairman of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Christopher Napier
The chairman of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, Christopher Napier
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A NUMBER of notable figures across Hampshire have been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours lists.

Andrew Smith, the former chief executive of Hampshire County Council has been made a CBE for his services to local government.

Mr Smith already had an OBE to his name. He stood down from his role as chief executive earlier this year after having held to post since 2007.

While Clare Moriarty, of Petersfield, has been made a Companion of the Order of Bath for her services to transport.

Ms Moriarty was formerly a director-general rail executive with the Department for Transport.

Christopher Napier has been awarded an OBE for his tireless campaigning to preserve the countryside of Hampshire against over-development.

Mr Napier, has been the chairman of the county’s branch of Campaign to Protect Rural England.

He said he was ‘delighted’ at the news and ‘grateful’ for all the support from fellow members of the CPRE.

Southampton’s Keith Oliver, the former head of maritime operations at the coastguard has been awarded with an OBE for his services to maritime safety.

David Prout, also of Southampton, has been praised for his services to community mental health nursing at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.