New Year's Honours For Senior Civil Servant And Workplace Gender Balance Campaigner

Local residents Katharine Braddick and Ann Francke feature on list

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Over half of the recipients in this year's New Year's Honours List are women, including two Chiswick residents, a high-ranking civil servant for her work with the Treasury, including work related to Brexit, and another for her work championing Gender Balance in the Workplace.

Katharine Braddick, who is Director General Financial Services for HM Treasury, has been made a Companion of the Bath, 'For services to Financial Services and to EU Negotiations'. She has been one of the government's most senior advisers on finance and on Brexit since her appointment in 2016.

Educated at Warwick and Cambridge, she joined the Civil Service in 1996, and became director of financial services at the Treasury in 2016, after stints at independent regulators the Prudential Regulation Authority and the now-abolished Financial Services Authority.

Since her appointment, she has been involved in negotiations and building relationships with the European Commission, Finance Ministries and international organisations as Britain approaches its departure from the European Union.

She also leads the Treasury’s relationships with the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority, as well as representing HM Treasury on the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee.

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Another Chiswick resident to receive an honour is Ann Francke (pictured above) who has been given an OBE for her contribution to Workplace Equality. She is the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and author of the recently-published 'Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace.'

Ann started her career at Procter & Gamble and has held senior executive positions at Mars, Boots, Yell and BSI.

She is an expert on gender balance in the workplace and speaks frequently in the media and conferences on this and other management topics. Ann also authored the ‘Financial Times Guide to Management’ and has been named in the top 100 women to watch in the 2015 Female FTSE Cranfield report. She was awarded the MemCom award for outstanding leadership of a UK professional body’ in 2016.

Ann holds several Board positions and five Honorary Doctorates for her work in management and leadership.

Another local resident, Uri Winterstein, was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Holocaust Education and you can read his story here.

In total 1,097 people have received an award this year, from a variety of backgrounds.

941 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level: 315 at BEM, 397 at MBE and 229 at OBE.

789 (72%) of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity. A total of 556 women are recognised in the List, representing 51% of the total. 9.1% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background and 11% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010) with 3.3% of recipients identified as being LGBT+.

Around 14.6% of honours are for work in the Science, Technology and Health sectors.

Industry and the economy make up 12.3% of this year's Honours List.

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January 1, 2020

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