Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015


The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015, published on Friday 12 June, recognises the diverse range of achievements by extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. The Academy congratulates the following Fellows who have been recognised:



Knights Bachelor - Knighthood


  • Professor HKD Bhadeshia FREng, Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, for services to Science and Technology.
  • Patrick Head FREng, Lately Director, Williams Hybrid Power Ltd, for services to Motorsport.


Order of Bath - Companions of the Order of Bath - CB


  • Peter Richard Worrell OBE FREng, Chief of Materiel (Joint Enablers), Ministry of Defence, for services to Defence.


Order of the British Empire - Commanders of the Order of the British Empire - CBE


  • Alexander Beveridge Anderson OBE DL FREng, Chair, Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, for services to the Tees Valley Region.
  • Carole Burke FREng, Managing Director, Unipart Manufacturing Group, for services to Engineering.
  • Edmond Arthur Wallis FREng, for services to business and charity.
  • Nigel Gordon Whitehead FREng, Group Managing Director, Programmes and Support, BAE Systems and Commissioner, UKCES, for services to Vocational Education and Skills.


Order of the British Empire - Officers of the Order of the British Empire - OBE


  • Professor Christopher Hodge FREng, Chief Electrical Engineer, BMT Defence Services Ltd, for services to Royal Navy Engineering.
  • Stephen John Wadey FREng, Lately Managing Director, MBDA UK, for services to the UK Defence Sector.



Notes for Editors


  1. Royal Academy of Engineering. 

    As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place  to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook. We have four strategic challenges: Drive faster and more balanced economic growth; foster better education and skills; lead the profession; promote engineering at the heart of society.


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Jane Sutton at The Royal Academy of Engineering

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