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Former Lord Mayor knighted in Birthday Honours

London ICAEW member Charles Bowman was one of several ICAEW members to be recognised in this year’s Birthday Honours list.

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Lord Mayor Charles Bowman

July 2019

The former lord mayor, PwC partner and London member of ICAEW Charles Bowman, has been knighted for services to trust in business, international trade and the City of London.

As Lord Mayor from 2017 to 2018, he focused on the “Business of Trust” campaign aimed at building a more trustworthy financial and professional services sector with a view to restoring public trust in UK business.

He said he is “very honoured” to receive a knighthood. He said: “It has been a privilege to serve as the 690th lord mayor of London and to have been able to play such a purposeful role supporting the City and UK financial and professional services at home and abroad. I hope that the Business Trust initiative will build a lasting legacy of better business, trusted by society.”

Bowman was not the only PwC partner to be given an honour. Tina Hallett, who retired from the firm last year, was awarded a CBE for services to civil society, mentoring and coaching.

She was the first chair of the PwC women’s network, which was established in 2000, and also led the Big Four firm’s government and public sector practice from 2014 to 2018.

Three other ICAEW members were also awarded CBEs. HM Treasury director Susan Catchpole received hers for public service, while Melanie Richards, KPMG’s deputy chair and a leading light in the diversity movement, was given hers for services to business and inclusion. Lesley Titcomb, recently retired chief executive of The Pension Regulator, was recognised for her services to pensions regulation.

OBEs went to Edward Donaldson, treasurer of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, for voluntary service, and to Rubeela Naveed Qayyum, treasury accountant and head of exchequer funds and accounts at HM Treasury, for services to taxpayers, young people and social inclusion.

Meanwhile, British Empire Medals went to Rhiannon Lawrence, lately chair of governors at Curzon Church of England Combined School in Buckinghamshire, for services to education, and to Brian Waters, for services to the community in Preston, Hertfordshire.

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