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Bank deputy governor and Martin Lewis make Birthday honours list

Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean, industry commentator Ros Altmann and Moneysavingexpert founder Martin Lewis have received awards in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Bean will step down as the Bank of England’s deputy governor for monetary policy at the end of June after 14 years at the Bank. He has received a knighthood for services to monetary policy and central banking.

Kate Barker, a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010 and a non-executive director at the Office for Budget Responsibility was made a dame for services to the British economy.

Martin Lewis was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to consumer rights and charitable services through the Money Saving Experts Charity Fund.

Meanwhile former Saga director general Ros Altmann was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the financial and insurance industries and voluntary service.

Other industry names to be recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list include Standard Life chairman Gerry Grimstone, who was knighted for public service in defence and business, and Philip Green of challenger bank Williams & Glyns, which was spun out of RBS last year, who has received a CBE.

Jim O’Neill, the former head of UK Financial Investments, the body that oversees the taxpayer’s stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds, has also received an OBE for services to the British banking industry.

National Audit Office comptroller and auditor general Amyas Mores was also made a Knight Commander of the Order of Bath (KCB) for services to Parliament and public sector auditing.


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