Queen’s Honours for east London—Olympics sculptor and Moorfields surgeon

CBE... Olympics sculpture Anish Kapoor

CBE... Olympics sculpture Anish Kapoor - Credit: Archant

The monolithic Mittal Orbit erected as a permanent artwork at the Olympic Park has earned a Civil Order of the British Empire for its Indian-born creator in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced tonight.

Knighted... Moorfields Prof Peng Tee Khaw

Knighted... Moorfields Prof Peng Tee Khaw - Credit: Archant

The list also includes a knighthood for a leading children’s eye surgeon at Moorfields, as well as another CBE, eight OBEs, five CBEs and three MBEs for men and women across east London.

There is also recognition to those who helped make the 2012 Olympics a world success.

Anish Kapoor receives a CBE for services to visual arts for his ArcelorMittal Orbit, which was commissioned for last summer’s Games and as a permanent work for the Olympic Park.

His public sculptures also include Cloud Gate exhibited in Chicago in 2006 and Sky Mirror in Kensington Gardens in 2010.

Anish received the CBE in 2011 and was made Commander in the French ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and awarded the Japanese ‘Praemium Imperiale’.

The Turner Prize-winning sculptor, who has lived in London since the 1970s, also represented Britain in the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990.

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Professor Peng Tee Khaw. consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, is knighted for his services to ophthalmology.

He specialises in children’s eye conditions such as complicated glaucoma that needs advanced surgery and has developed new techniques used around the world, including Moorfields’ Surgery Sytem for glaucoma.

Prof Tee Khaw has also raised £70 million for research and new buildings including funding the world’s largest children’s eye hospital at Moorfields opened near Old Street by the Queen three years ago.

OBEs on tonight’s Honours List include:

- Richard Regan—for services to the City of London Corporation and for voluntary service in London.

- Edward Barber, from Shoreditch, co-founder of Barber & Osgerby—for services to the design industry.

- Lloyd Newson, from Spitalfields, founder director of DV8 Physical Theatre—for services to contemporary dance.

- Rachel Tuffin, from Forest Gate, the Head of Research, Analysis & Information at the College of Policing—for services to policing.

- Margaret Baxter, from East Ham, the executive officer of Operations at the Department of Works & Pensions—for services to the Department and voluntary service to WHEAT Mentor Support Trust.

- Francis Chinegwundoh, from Leytonstone, consultant urological surgeon at the Bart’s NHS Health Trust—for services to the National Health Service.

- Maire Tejani, from Bethnal Green, the executive officer at the Department for Education—for services to education and charitable services through Yaarah Schools charity in Ghana.

- Dean Pursell, from Bow—for voluntary service to SSAFA in London

MBEs include:

- Bryn Aldridge—for services to the City of London Corporation and to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

- Jacqueline Glasgow, JP, Lead Nurse at the Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust—for services to Healthcare in east London.

- Jashoda Pindoria, district operations manager at the Department for Work & Pensions—for services to Jobseekers and the community in east London.

There are also other Birthday Honours in recognition for contributions to the 2012 Olympics:


- Christopher Allison, National Olympic Security Co-ordinator.


- Robert Broadhurst, formerly Metropolitan Police Commander.

- Stephen Eley, Ministry of Defence.

- Andrew Finding, British Equestrian Federation’s chief executive.

- Kathryn Foster, UK Border Force, Home Office.

- Shaun McCarthy, Commission for Sustainable London 2012’s chairman.


- Andrew McKechnie, Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent.

- Wendy Solesbury, British Red Cross.

- Anna Wojtowicz, Olympics and Legacy Team at the Department for Communities & Local Government.