THE Bailiff, the government’s chief executive, a Jèrriais teacher and an LGBTQ+ campaigner are among a number of Islanders who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year.
Timothy Le Cocq has been knighted for his services to the community as the Bailiff.
‘To serve as Bailiff, whilst demanding, is an absolute privilege and I am very grateful to have that opportunity,’ he said.
Sir Timothy said he shared the news with close family members, who were pleased but would not want him to become ‘big headed’ about it.
The government’s chief executive Suzanne Wylie has been recognised with an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Mrs Wylie said she was ‘proud’ of her previous role as chief executive of Belfast City Council.
‘I look forward to channelling that same energy and drive to support the incoming Council of Ministers to do the very best for Jersey,’ she said.
Four other Islanders were made MBEs in the honours list announced for the Queen’s 96th birthday – Jurat Anthony Olsen, Liberate chief executive Vic Tanner Davy, Toni Roberts for her work with Rotary and Jersey Overseas Aid, and former Jersey Homes Trust chairman Michael Van Neste.
Two Islanders received a British Empire Medal (BEM): St Peter’s Youth Club volunteer Barbara Ball and Jèrriais teacher Joan Tapley.
Full report in Thursday’s JEP.