Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter to collect CBE

By Tom Horton, Press Association

The great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and the CEO of Greggs are among those due to receive honours at Windsor Castle on Friday.

The Queen will hand a CBE to women’s rights campaigner Dr Helen Pankhurst for services to gender equality.

Dr Pankhurst is a senior adviser to charity CARE International and regularly speaks out on gender issues.

The activist, who is also a writer and academic, was installed as the first chancellor of the University of Suffolk in December.

Roger Whiteside, chief executive of the Greggs bakery chain, will be given an OBE for services to women and equality.

In 2016 he joined the Women’s Business Council, which aims to tackle barriers to the career progression of women.

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside will receive an OBE (Greggs/PA)

Microsoft UK’s CEO Cindy Rose will also be given an OBE at the investiture ceremony for services to UK technology.

Prior to joining the US electronics giant, she led the consumer division at telecommunications firm Vodafone.

Skateboarder James Threlfall, who is an ambassador for mental health charity CALM, will be given an MBE for his work with young people in Wiltshire.

An OBE will be presented to Paul Lindley, who founded organic baby food manufacturer Ella’s Kitchen, for services to food and drink exports and children’s welfare.

Jane Cummings, who is the chief nursing officer for England, will also receive a CBE at the ceremony.