Honours List: Knights Bachelor

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Peter James Bottomley. For public service. (London, SW1P)

Martin Faulkner Broughton. Chairman, British Airways. For services to Business. (Oxted, Surrey)

Stephen John Limrick Bubb. Chief executive, Association of chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. For services to the Voluntary Sector. (Oxfordshire)

Dr David Edgeworth Butler, CBE. O.A., Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford. For services to Political Science. (Oxfordshire)

Roger Martyn Carr. Chairman, Centrica plc. For services to Business. (London, W8)

Professor Rory Edwards Collins. Co-director, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, University of Oxford. For services to Science. (Oxfordshire)

Vernon James Ellis. Philanthropist and chairman, English National Opera. For services to Music. (London, SW7)

Peter Brian Ellwood, CBE. For services to Business and to the Public Sector. (Northamptonshire)

Professor Michael John Gregory, CBE. Head, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. For services to Technology. (Cambridgeshire)

Ronald James Kerr, CBE. Chief executive, Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Healthcare. (Bristol)

Richard Peter Lambert. Director-General, Confederation of British Industry. For services to Business. (London, WC1X)

Professor Robin MacGregor Murray. Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. For services to Medicine. (London, BR3)

David Kennedy Newbigging, OBE. For voluntary service to Cancer Research. (London, SW3)

Professor Keith Macdonald Porter. Consultant, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. For services to the Armed Forces. (Alvechurch, Worcestershire)

Anthony Gerard Redmond. Formerly chairman, Commission for Local Administration (Ombudsman). For services to Local Government. (Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire)

Professor Alec Edward Reed, CBE. For services to Business and to Charity. (London, W8)

Professor Lewis Duthie Ritchie, OBE. General Medical Practitioner and Honorary consultant in Public Health. For services to the NHS in Scotland. (Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire)

Professor Adrian Frederick Melhuish Smith, FRS. Director-General, Knowledge and Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. (London, NW1)

Professor Robert James Timothy Wilson. Formerly vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire. For services to Higher Education and to Business. (Letchworth, Hertfordshire)