Peter Hendy CBE, commissioner of Transport for London and former president of the CILT, has been awarded a knighthood in the new year’s honours list, for services to transport and the community.
Sir Peter became president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in May 2011. He handed the role on to Graham Inglis of DHL last year.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Sir Peter Hendy richly deserves this honour.
“He has shown outstanding leadership as London’s transport commissioner, including overseeing the largest ever investment programme in the Capital’s transport network and record breaking passenger numbers and operational performance.
“He also led the successful operation of the transport network for the London 2012 Games, demonstrating to the world that London is the best city to live, work, visit and invest in.”
Also recognised, was Helen Deeble, chief executive of P&O Ferries Division and president, UK Chamber of Shipping who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the shipping industry.
Those made Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) included:
* Christopher Garnett, board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority and chair, Olympic Transport Board for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
* David Peacop, head of logistics, CLM for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
* Professor Alan Richard Woodside, director, transport and road assessment centre, University of Ulster. For services Higher Education and Highway Engineering in Northern Ireland
* Professor Richard Wilding, professor and chair in supply chain strategy, Cranfield School of Management for services to Business.
Phillip Hodge, administrative officer, of the Department for Transport was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to reducing transport fraud.