Business leaders honoured in Queen's Birthday list

A host of business leaders were among the 1,000 people who were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list last week.

London & the South

Over 1,000 people were recognised in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours list which was released on Friday, including a host of business leaders from across the South of England.

Among those recognised was former policy chairman of the City of London Corporation, Mark Boleat, who has been awarded a knighthood for his contribution to the financial services industry in the UK and to local government in London.

Mark was the chairman of the policy and resources committee at the City Corporation from 2012-2017. He finished his full five year term on 4 May 2017 and is currently deputy policy chairman at the City Corporation.

Boleat said: "I am honoured to receive this knighthood and it has been a privilege to serve my full term of five years as Policy Chairman.

“In that time I have seen the Square Mile and wider financial and professional services sector go from strength to strength.

"I hope that my work as chairman has made sure the City’s voice has been heard loudly and clearly by government on both domestic issues and of course, Brexit.

"I also hope that my work has meant the City contributed in some way in supporting education, employment, culture and the many other features that make London the greatest city in the world.”

Also recognised were:

  • Paul Palmer Mullins, chairman of the Industrial Development Advisory Board and chairman of the Education and Training Foundation
  • Elizabeth Gage of Elizabeth Gage Jewellery
  • Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London
  • Elizabeth Skelcher, assistant director of economic development at the City of London Corporation
  • Yvette Nyantah Twumasi-Ankrah, director of Ankrah Associates
  • Dr Kerry Jean Mashford, chief executive of the National Energy Foundation