2005 Birthday Honours

The Birthday Honours 2005 for the Commonwealth realms were announced on 11 June 2005 to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday of 2005. The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged first by the country whose ministers advised the Queen on the appointments, then by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.

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  • Thomas David Guy Arculus, Chair, Better Regulation Task Force. For public service.
  • Professor Michael Blaydon Barber, Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor on delivery and Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.
  • Christopher James Clarke, OBE, Leader, Liberal Democrat Group, Local Government Association. For services to Local Government.
  • George Edwin Cox. For services to Business.
  • Philip Lee Craven, MBE, President, International Paralympic Committee. For services to Paralympic Sport.
  • Roderick Ian Eddington, Chief Executive, British Airways plc. For services to Civil Aviation.
  • Professor Roderick Castle Floud, President, London Metropolitan University. For services to Higher Education.
  • Professor Richard Lavenham Gardner, Royal Society Professor of Zoology, University of Oxford. For services to Biological Sciences.
  • Clive Daniel Gillinson, CBE, Managing Director, London Symphony Orchestra. For services to Music.
  • Professor John Rankine Goody, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. For services to Social Anthropology.
  • Donald Gordon. For services to the Arts and to Business.
  • Dr. John Armstrong Muir Gray, CBE, NHS Director of Knowledge Management and Programmes Director, UK National Screening Committee. For services to the NHS.
  • Thomas Blane Hunter, Founding Partner, West Coast Capital. For services to Philanthropy and to Entrepreneurship in Scotland.
  • David Jason, OBE, Actor. For services to Drama.
  • Professor Peter Knight, Head of Department of Physics, Imperial College, London. For services to Optical Physics.
  • Callum McCarthy, Chair, Financial Services Authority. For services to the Finance Sector.
  • Hugh Stephen Roden Orde, OBE, Chief Constable Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to Northern Ireland.
  • Michael Edward Pitt, Chief Executive, Kent County Council. For services to Local Government.
  • David John Prosser, Group Chief Executive and Director, Legal and General Group plc. For services to the Insurance Industry.
  • William Rae, QPM, Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police. For services to the Police.
  • The Chief Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks. For services to the Community and to Inter-faith Relations.
  • Iqbal Abdul Karim Mussa Sacranie, OBE. For services to the Muslim community, to Charities and to Community Relations.
  • Pritpal Singh, Headteacher, Drayton Manor High School, Ealing, London. For services to Education.
  • John Rowland Tomlinson, CBE, Opera Singer. For services to Music.
Diplomatic and Overseas List

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