Former chief executive, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Headteacher, Woodside High School, Haringey, and Past president, Association of School and College Leaders. Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Hertfordshire, and president, Freedom and Autonomy For Schools National Association. (Radlett, Hertfordshire) Mrs Joan Christine Mc Vittie. For services to the Pension Industry and to Charity. Executive Headteacher, Brindishe Green School, Brindishe Lee School and Lee Manor School, Lewisham. For services to Business and to the community in Stirlingshire. Finance and Programme director, Government Olympic Executive. Director of RAL Space, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. For services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chief executive, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. (Rosemarkie, Ross and Cromarty) Ms Penny Mansfield. (Bingley, West Yorkshire) Ms Diane Robertson Martin. For services to the Development of Equality and Diversity in the Crown Prosecution Service. Director, UK Border Agency Olympics Programme, Home Office. For services to Football and for charitable services in Suffolk. Director of Equality and Diversity, Crown Prosecution Service.
Chief executive, P&O Ferries Division and president, UK Chamber of Shipping. Founder and president, Consumer Credit Counselling Service. For services to Sport and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Clockwise from top left) Fashion designer Stella Mc Cartney, Professor Peter Higgs, violinist Nicola Benedetti, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Bernard Hogan-Howe, Cherie Blair and artist Quentin Blake The Rt Hon Margaret Mary Beckett, MP. Principal and chief executive, Birmingham Metropolitan College.