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Head of Heol Goffa School and Former Principal of Coleg Sir Gar recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

Head of Heol Goffa School and Former Principal of Coleg Sir Gar recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

Awarded an OBE: Former principal of Coleg Sir Gar Barry Liles

TWIGGY, Michael Palin and Harry Kane are among the celebrities to be honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. The list contains more than 1,100 people, mainly honoured for undertaking outstanding work in their communities.

Closer to home the former principal of Coleg Sir Gar Barry Liles was awarded an OBE for services to skills and to young people in Wales.. Head teacher of Heol Goffa School in Llanellli, Nicola Symmonds was awarded an MBE for services to skills and to young people in Wales.

CVO: David Byron Lewis, Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan

The Welsh recipients include Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, lead singer of the Alarm, Mike Peters, cricketer Matthew Maynard, David Byron Lewis, Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan and Sonia Alison Davies, Lieutenancy Clerk for Dyfed.

The full list of recipients from Wales is as follows;

Geraint Thomas – OBE. For services to Cycling

Melanie Louise Davies – MBE. For services to Patients with Learning Disabilities.

Annabel Sarah Jones – MBE. Risk and Governance Manager, Card and Payment Team, Barclays Chief Controls Office and Wales Advisory Committee Member, Stroke Association.

Helen Jenkins – MBE. For services to Triathlon.

Graham Drinkwater – MBE. For services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and to charity

Robert Vernon Harris – MBE. Deputy Launching Authority, Port Talbot Lifeboat Station, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For services to charity.

Mike Peters – MBE. For voluntary services to Cancer Care in North Wales and Abroad.

Matthew Maynard – MBE. For services to charity and to Sport.

Alison and David Murray Lea-Wilson – MBE. For services to Business in Wales.

Cairn Newton-Evans – British Empire Medal. Special Chief Officer, Dyfed-Powys Police. For services to Policing and to the LGBT community in Wales

Richard Stanton and John Volanthen – George Medal

Philip Pullman – Knights Bachelor. For services to Literature.

Belinda Jane Davies – Queen’s Police Medal

Darius James Williams – OBE. For services to Ballet and to community Dance.

Professor Derek Kenton Jones – MBE. For services to Medical Imaging and to the Promotion of Science Engagement.

Leon Gardiner – British Empire Medal. For services to the community in Wales

Richard Paines – British Empire Medal. For services to Policing and to the community in South Wales.

Tour De France winner: Geraint Thomas receives an OBE



Dr Andrew Keith Goodall. Chief executive NHS Wales. For services to health, to social care and to public service in Wales. (Bridgend)

Meurig David Raymond, MBE. Formerly president, National Farmers’ Union. For services to farming. (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire)


Professor Thomas David Lewis Crosby. Consultant clinical oncologist, Velindre Cancer Centre. For services to cancer services in Wales. (Cowbridge)

Michael Raymond Grist. Area business manager Cymru-Wales, Crown Prosecution Service. For services to law and order. (Vale of Glamorgan)

William James Barry Liles. Formerly principal and chief executive officer, Coleg Sir Gar and Skills Champion for Wales. For services to skills and to young people in Wales. (Loughor, Swansea)

Elizabeth Ann Maher. For services to diversity and to economic development. (Caerleon, Monmouthshire)

Alan Edward Peterson. For services to charitable fundraising in Wales. (Cardiff)

Dr Nicola Phillips. Professor in sport and exercise physiotherapy, Cardiff University. For services to physiotherapy. (Coity, Bridgend)

Dr Andrew William Guest Rees. Head of waste strategy, Welsh Government. For services to the environment and to recycling in Wales. (Gower, Swansea)

Pamela Sutton. Operational leader, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to disadvantaged and unemployed people in South Wales. (Swansea)

Dr Professor Daljit Singh Virk. Senior research fellow, Bangor University. For services to tackling poverty abroad and to education in Derby. (Littleover, Derbyshire)


Fateha Ahmed. For services to diverse communities in Wales. (Cardiff)

Louise Marie Baker-Morris. Adult volunteer, Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force. For voluntary service to young people. (Clwyd)

Stephen Dennis Combe. Director, corporate governance and board secretary, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. For services to governance in NHS Wales. (Swansea)

Andrew Cooksley. Chief executive, American College Testing Limited. For services to education. (Cardiff)

Lyndon David Edwards. For services to farming and to the community in Monmouth. (Dingestow, Monmouthshire)

Stephen Francis Edwards. Managing director, Flamgard Engineering. For services to the British economy and to exports. (Cwmbran, Torfaen)

Anne-Louise Ferguson. Director, shared services partnership legal and risk Services, NHS Wales. For services to NHS Wales.

Raymond Dennis John Goodwin. For services to canoeing. (Corwen, Denbighshire)

David Griffiths. For services to art, particularly portrait painting. (Cardiff)

Dr Richard John Penry Lewis, DL. National professional lead, primary care, Welsh Government, NHS Wales. For services to healthcare in Wales. (Maesteg, Bridgend)

Caroline Mary Matthews. For services to wheelchair basketball in the UK. (Penarth)

Michael Thomas John Ponton. Formerly community independent member, Hywel Dda University Health Board. For services to healthcare. (Llangain, Carmarthenshire)

Gail Elizabeth Powell. Senior nurse and professional lead for health visiting, Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board. For services to health visiting. (Blackwood, Caerphilly)

Reynette Elizabeth Roberts. For services to the community in Cardiff. (Cardiff)

Professor Barbara Ryan. Professor of optometry and vision sciences. For services to optometry. (Abergavenny)

Raymond Smiles. For services to football and to young people in Wales. (Blaengarw, Bridgend)

Nicola Kathryn Symmons. Headteacher, Heol Goffa School, Llanelli. For services to education. (Llanelli)

David Gareth Watts. Business analyst, Intellectual Property Office. For services to the economy, to charity and to mental health services. (Newport)



Janice Ball. For services to Music. (Cardiff)

Sharon Beckett. Chief executive, Sight Cymru. For services to blind and partially sighted people in South Wales. (Woolaston, Gloucestershire)

Ceri Ann Harris. Equality manager, Velindre NHS Trust. For charitable and volunteering services in South Wales.

Jeffrey John Howard. For services to music. (Pontprennau, Cardiff)

Tomos Hughes. For voluntary services to the Welsh Ambulance Service in Conwy Valley. (Cerrigydrudion, Conwy)

Alun Edward Humphreys. For services to lifesaving. (Pencoed, Mid Glamorgan)

Jennifer Ann Ladd. Emergency nurse practitioner, minor injury unit, Cardigan Hospital. For services to the Ceredigion and Hywel Dda University Health Board. (Llangoedmor, Ceredigion)

Nicola Jane Latham. For services to blind and to partially sighted young people in Wales. (Cardiff)

Stephen Norman Marsh. Metropolitan Police Service. For services to policing. (Vale of Glamorgan)

John Frank William Messum. For services to athletics in Wales. (Mold, Flintshire)

Dr Heather Christine Potter. Area clinical director, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend and clinical lead, Neath Cluster Network. For services to healthcare. (Swansea)

Peter Francis Richards. Community first responder. For services to the community in Newport. (Newport)

Stanley Jack Soffa. For services to community cohesion, combating anti-semitism and the Jewish community in Cardiff. (Cardiff)

Shaun Stocker. For services to charity. (Rhostyllen, Wrexham)

Catherine Barbara Watkins. For services to education and to young people in Rhoose. (Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan)

Daphne Elizabeth Woodhouse. For services to culture and to history in Powys. (Welshpool)



Inspector Amanda Williams. Gwent Police.



Gregory Charles Lloyd. Head of clinical services, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

Gillian Pleming. Utilisation manager, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.



David Byron Lewis. Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan.


Sonia Alison Davies. Lieutenancy Clerk for Dyfed.

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