Chief LGA and President among New Year’s Honors Recipients

Local Government Association president James Jamieson (Con) and association chief executive Mark Lloyd have both been named to the 2022 New Years Honor Roll in recognition of their service to local government.

Mr. Lloyd was awarded a CBE while Cllr Jamieson was appointed OBE.

Mr. Lloyd began his career in the industry in 2000, in charge of economic development at Durham CC. He has since served as the Managing Director of the Council, holding the same position at Cambridgeshire CC in 2008. He was appointed Head of the LGA in 2015.

Responding to the award, Mr. Lloyd said: “I am truly delighted and extremely touched to receive this award. I work with amazing people at the LGA and across local government.

“Together, we are doing all we can to improve people’s lives. “

First elected to Bedfordshire Central Council in 2009, Cllr Jamieson became leader of the Conservative LGA group in 2018, becoming the association’s multi-party chairman in July 2019.

The following January Cllr Jamieson stepped down as Chief of Central Bedfordshire after almost ten years in that post, in order to devote more time to his national LGA responsibilities.

He said of his award: “Working in local government is a huge honor. I continue to be amazed and impressed by the dedication of everyone involved, especially during the current pandemic. “

“I would like once again to thank everyone who worked so hard and served their residents. “

Among the New Year’s list recipients were several other key figures in the industry as well.

Catherine Frances, director general of local authorities and public services at the Department for upgrading, housing and communities (DLUHC) received the Order of the bath for services rendered to local authorities.

Laura Shoaf, the current Managing Director of West Midlands CA and formerly the Combined Authority Transport Director has been appointed CBE for Economic Regeneration Services in the West Midlands. Francis Rogers, Managing Director of Liverpool City Region CA and Managing Director of Merseytravel, also received a CBE for service to local government reform in the Liverpool City area.

Ade Adetosoye OBE, the Managing Director of Bromley LBC has been awarded a CBE for his child protection services. Jenny Coles, Director of Children’s Services at Hertfordshire CC has also been appointed CBE for Children’s Welfare Services.

Exeter City Council CEO Karime Hassan and John Clarke (Lab), the head of Gedling BC, have both been named MBEs on the New Year’s Honor Roll for service to local government.

Sayyed Osman, the strategic director of adults and health at Blackburn with the council of Darwen received an MBE for service to the community in East Lancashire. Likewise, Angela Plummer, Director of Adult Services at Swindon BC, received an MBE for Vulnerable Services.

Former Halton BC Chief Robert Polhill (Lab) received an MBE for Community Services alongside Catherine Roff, Director of Adults and Health at Leeds City Council, who also receives an MBE for Care Services social.