Second permanent secretary and head of International Economic Affairs, Europe and G8 Sherpa, Prime Minister's Office. Chief executive, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. National director, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programme. (Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross) Professor John Stranger Holman.
(Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) Ian Robert Mc Geechan, OBE. (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) Professor Paul Anthony Mellars, FBA. Chairman, Kindertransport Group, Association of Jewish Refugees. (London, N6) Professor Michael Adrian Richards, CBE. (London, SE3) ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER KCVO The Right Reverend David John Conner.
For services to Business, Charity and to the community in Cambridgeshire. Formerly chief of Assessments Staff, Joint Intelligence Organisation, Cabinet Office.
For services to the Administration of Justice, Community Relations and to the Voluntary Sector. (London, N1) ORDER OF ST MICHAEL AND ST GEORGE CMG Timothy Michael Everton Dowse.
Director-General of Energy, Department for Energy and Climate Change.
Permanent secretary and chief executive of the NHS. Arbiter, London Underground Public Private Partnership Agreements and lately chairman, Office of Rail Regulation, Department for Transport. Formerly director, Department of the First Minister, Welsh Assembly Government. Director, International Security Policy, Ministry of Defence. Director, Child Well-being, Children and Families Directorate, Department for Children, Schools and Families. Director-General, Financial and Commercial, Home Office. (Chichester, West Sussex) William Francis Sebastian Rickett.
Chief executive, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. (Royston, Hertfordshire) ORDER OF THE BATH KCB David Nicholson, CBE. Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association. Formerly Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast. Chairman, The World Fellowship of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association. O., formerly Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association. Formerly Lieutenant, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard. Press secretary, Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Private secretary to The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Formerly Hospitality manager, Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland Office. Metropolitan Police, For services to Royalty Protection. Membership Development director, Business in the Community.