New Year Honours – Foster knighted.

Audit Commission controller and CIPFA accountant Andrew Foster this week topped the New Year’s Honours list for the profession with a knighthood for services to local government and the NHS, writes Jerry Frank.

A knighthood was also awarded to Robert Culpin, MD of the Treasury’s budget and public finances team, while Rosalind Wright, director of the Serious Fraud Office, was made companion of the Order of the Bath. Commanders of the British Empire honours went to Professor Geoffrey Whittington for services to the Accounting Standards Board, and Pearson FD John Makinson.

CIPFA member and chief executive of the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust John Pope was also awarded a CBE, along with David Roe, head of the Treasury financial regulatory reform team.

National Audit Office principal auditor Katherine Henderson was appointed to the Order of the British Empire, along with Unilever director and CIMA member Tim Cooper-Jones.

OBEs were also awarded to deputy Treasury accountant John Shore and Inland Revenue assistant director Christine Tulloch.

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