Full list of Leeds heroes recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020

Well known faces across Leeds have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.

By Rebecca Marano
Saturday, 10th October 2020, 6:00 am
Dr Linda Pollard CBE has become a Dame in the Queen's birthday honours 2020.
Dr Linda Pollard CBE has become a Dame in the Queen's birthday honours 2020.

Heroes of the coronavirus crisis dominate the Queen's Birthday Honours this year.

The list was postponed from June in order to include people, such as medical workers and fundraisers, who have been instrumental in the nation's crisis effort.

It celebrates the selfless good deeds of big names as well as ordinary people during the pandemic, which saw delivery drivers drop off food and medicine to vulnerable people and health and care workers put themselves at risk to help their communities and beyond.

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Professor Sheena Radford, the Astbury Professor of Biophysics at the University of Leeds, has been awarded an OBE for services to Molecular Biology Research.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "This year's honours recipients are a testament to the sort of country we are - caring, compassionate and resolute in the face of a global pandemic. The hard work and dedication of these local, often unsung heroes has helped carry us through. I congratulate them all."

Here is the list of people who live and/or work in Leeds who have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours 2020:

Damehood

Linda Pollard, CBE DL, is the chairwoman at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

She has been made a Dame for her services to healthcare and the community in Northern England.

CBE

Richard David Flint, from Otley, is the former chief executive of Yorkshire Water.

He has been awarded a CBE for services to the Water Industry and the Environment.

Robert Mark Greenhill Semple, OBE, is the former chairman of National Conservative Convention.

He has been awarded a CBE for political service.

Robert Webster is the chief executive of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

He has been awarded a CBE for services to healthcare leadership.

OBE

Johnathan Bates, is the Analytical Team Leader for the Department of Health and Social Care.

He has been awarded an OBE for public service.

Lilian Clara Alexandra Black is the chair of the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association.

She has been awarded an OBE for services to holocaust education.

Professor Catherine Jane Noakes is the Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds.

Professor Noakes, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Covid-19 response.

Professor Sheena Elizabeth Radford is the Astbury Professor of Biophysics at the University of Leeds.

Professor Radford, from Wetherby has been awarded an OBE for services to Molecular Biology Research.

MBE

Imran Rashid Davji is a Human Resource Administrator who works at Leeds-based Asda Ltd.

Mr Davij, from Batley, has been awarded an MBE for services to the Covid-19 response.

Farrah Khan is the Head of Service Delivery at the Children's Services in Leeds City Council.

Ms Khan, from Wakefield, has been awarded an MBE for services to children and families.

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM)

Keith Daniel. is a volunteer for the Army Cadet Force.

Mr Daniel, from Wetherby, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to young people.

Jane Rosemary Pratt, from Ilkley, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the community in Menston.

Raymond Schofield, from Wetherby, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to health and fitness during Covid-19.

Joanne Swaine is the area Branch manager for Leeds Credit Union.

Ms Swaine has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the financial sector and the community during Covid-19.

Faisal Tuddy, a Superintendent Pharmacist at Asda Ltd has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to the Pharmaceutical Sector during Covid-19.