Digital Programmes Receive 2015 New Year Honours

Jan 05, 2015

The 2015 New Year Honours List greatly favours a number of people involved in digital transformation programmes across the UK public sector.

Those awarded join other notable figures in public sector digital programmes, including G-Cloud programme director Tony Singleton who was awarded an OBE in June last year for “services to the provision and improvement of digital public services.”

Among those honoured this year is Brigid McBride, HMRC digital director, who has received an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to UK digital transformation.

Dasksha Dabasia, senior project manager in the Crown Prosecution Service’s Business Improvement and Compliance Team, has also received an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to law and order, particularly digital working.

The Cabinet Office’s Internet Technical Manager Mizan Rahman Syed has also been awarded for his services to government digital communication.

Digital In The Wider Public Sector

Besides people who work directly for the government, a number of people working in the wider public sector and beyond have received honours for technology-related services.

Jisc (Join Information Systems Committee) CTO Robert Anthony Day, who also acts as technologies and executive director at education network Janet, joins the list with an MBE for services to information technology.

For services to computing science, University of Glasgow professor Quintin Ivor Cutts was awarded an MBE, while UKFast CEO and founder Lawrence Jones was honoured for services to the digital economy.

At the BBC, controller of archive development Anthony Ageh received an OBE for services to digital media.


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