Top honours this week were awarded to members of the profession and those associated with it in the first Queen’s birthday honours list of the new millennium. KPMG senior partner John Eggleston, 49, won an OBE in recognition of his services to the National Space Science Centre in Leicester, where as vice chairman, he has been a major force behind the international millennium initiative. Howard Davies, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, has become a Knights Bachelor, while chief executive of the Valuation Office Agency, Michael Johns, and Peter Shaw, director general of finance and analysis at the Department of Education and Employment, were honoured as companions of the Order of the Bath. A CBE was awarded to James Anderson for his work as former special adviser on the millennium bug. Revenue staff honoured with an MBE include Eric Parry of the modernisation team and compliance employer officer David Campbell, with an OBE awarded to Mary Woolcock, lately customer services officer. Timothy Doran of Customs & Excise won an OBE for his work as head of service and contract management; while MBEs were awarded to typist Sandra Brough and intelligence officer John Lobb.
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