LSE academics and alumni have been recognised in the 2019 New Year's Honours.
Professor Phillip Dunn, Visiting Professor of Health Policy at LSE, has been made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Health and Patient Safety.
Professor Dunn is the Chief Executive for West Suffolk Foundation Trust, and was formerly the Director of Delivery and Development for the NHS Trust Development Authority.
Patrick Mears, Chair of the LSE Alumni Association and 1979 LSE LLB graduate, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to preventing abusive tax avoidance.
Working for over 30 years with international law firm Allen & Overy LLP, Patrick Mears specialised in corporate tax. He has chaired the independent General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR) Advisory Panel since its inception in 2013. The GAAR was introduced to help change abusive tax avoidance behaviour by promoters, individuals and companies.
Commenting on his honour, Patrick Mears said: “I am proud to have been honoured for services to preventing abusive tax avoidance. I have enjoyed a thoroughly rewarding career and, as Chair of the GAAR Advisory Panel continue to derive immense satisfaction working with my fellow Panel members, using our private sector skills and experience, in this unpaid public service.”
LSE would like to congratulate all our staff, former staff and former students who were recognised in the 2019 New Year’s Honours.
Alumni honoured include:
Rabbi Warren Elf, BSc (Econ) Accounting & Finance 1980, Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community in Manchester.
William J. Gardner, MSc Development Management 2000, OBE for services to Child Internet Safety in the UK.
William D. Macfarlane, BSc Government & History 2004, Government (Research) 2005, CBE for public service.
Dr Helen Z. Margetts, MSc (Econ) Politics of the British Isles 1990, PhD Government 1996, OBE for services to Social and Political Science.
Patrick M. Mears, LLB 1979, OBE for services to Preventing Abusive Tax Avoidance.
James C Richardson, MSc (Econ) Economics 1995, PhD Economics 1999, Companion of the Order of the Bath for public service.
Jeffrey Tudor, BSc (Econ) Econometrics & Economic History 1988, MSc Social Policy & Development 1998, OBE for services to International Development.