The 23 people from Cambridgeshire on the King's Birthday Honours List 2024

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Almost two dozen people from across Cambridgeshire have been named in the King's Birthday Honours 2024. A total of 23 people from across the county are being honoured for a range of achievements including services to education and their communities.

Amongst those from Cambridgeshire being honoured is Stanley Keith Ridley. The National Chair of the Royal Naval Association has received an MBE for services to veterans.

Speaking to the Press Association, the 78-year-old, of St Neots, said: “I’ve never sought any reward, I did it because I’m a volunteer and I’ve enjoyed helping other people in the naval veterans world. The last person I expected to be honoured was myself.”

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Cambridgehsire Police's Chief Constable Nick Dean has also received the King's Police Medal. He said: “I am delighted to have been nominated and to receive the King's Police Medal. Although this recognises my policing service of nearly 32 years, it is testament to all those people who have supported me throughout my career.

“It is really humbling to be recognised in such a prestigious way and I continue to be very proud of being part of the policing family here in Cambridgeshire.”

Nationally, Post Office campaigner Alan Bates, former prime minister Gordon Brown and artist Tracey Emin are among the famous faces recognised on the King’s Birthday Honours list.

The highest award went to Mr Brown who was made a Companion of Honour, while Sir Alan was knighted in recognition of his campaigning work which highlighted the Post Office Horizon scandal.

Emin, actress Imelda Staunton and fashion accessories designer Anya Hindmarch were all made dames in the list, while writer Armando Iannucci was made a CBE and cyclist Mark Cavendish was knighted. Singer Rebecca Ferguson, Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon and Countdown’s Susie Dent were among the showbiz names to be made MBEs.

Full list of Cambridgeshire residents named in the King's Birthday Honours:


Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Evelyn May Taylor OBE. Founder, Eve Taylor (London) Ltd. For services to Business. ( Peterborough, Cambridgeshire )


Professor Tony Kouzarides FMedSci FRS. Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Cambridge. For services to Healthcare Innovation and Delivery. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Dr John Milford Rutter CBE. Composer. For services to Music. ( Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)


Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Professor Peter John Clarkson FREng. Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and Co-Director, Cambridge Public Health, University of Cambridge. For services to Engineering and Design. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Christine Elizabeth Holt FRS FMedSci. Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, University of Cambridge. For services to Neuroscience. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Patrick Henry Maxwell FMedSci. Regius Professor of Physic and Head of School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge. For services to Medical Research. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Professor David Krishna Menon FMedSci. Head of Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge. For services to Neurocritical Care. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian FBA FMedSci. Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Cambridge. For services to Research in Human Cognitive Processes. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Alexandra Helen Bolton. Director, Climate Governance Initiative. For services to the Built and Natural Environment. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Dr Belinda Rosanna Clarke. Director, Agri-TechE. For services to Agri-Technologies and Farming. ( Ely, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Anne Christine Davis. Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge. For services to Higher Education and to Scientific Research. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Paul Fannon. Fellow, Christ's College, Cambridge, and Volunteer, United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. For services to Education. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Stephen Michael Johnson-Proctor. Lately Regional Probation Director, East of England Probation Service. For services to Probation. (St Neots, Cambridgeshire)

Professor Shruti Kapila. Professor of History and Politics, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. For services to Research in Humanities. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Nicola Rose Close. Chief Executive, Association of Directors of Public Health. For services to Public Health. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Stephen John Fleming. Co-founder, Kick4Life. For services to Sport for Social Change in Lesotho (Little Paxton)

Karen Harvey. Founder, Toiletries Amnesty. For services to People Living in Hygiene Poverty, to Considerate Consumption and to the Environment. (Wisbech, Cambridgeshire)

Stanley Keith Ridley. National Chair, Royal Naval Association. For voluntary service to Veterans. (St Neots, Cambridgeshire)

Medallists of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

David Easthope. For services to the community in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire. (Thriplow, Cambridgeshire)

Keith Alan Howard. For services to the community in Caxton, Cambridgeshire. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

David Campbell Stazicker. For services to the community in Ely, Cambridgeshire. (Ely, Cambridgeshire)


Nicholas Dean. Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary.


David Alexander Dean. Senior Paramedic Mentor, East of England Ambulance Service.