Former DFID Kenya Head Lisa Phillips made a CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Lisa Phillips
Lisa Phillips about to celebrate the Queen's Birthday. Photo: Twitter/lisaphillips07

Former Head of the Department For International Development in Kenya, Lisa Phillips, has been awarded a CBE for her work.

In January, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that she had been appointed as Governor of St Helena, and non-resident Governor of Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, replacing Mark Capes who transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

After taking up her position in St Helena in April, she was replaced as Head of the DFID Kenya by Pete Vowles, who congratulated his predecessor via Twitter.

Another Kenyan link on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list was Chief Executive of the Kenya’s Northern Rangelands Trust Ian Craig, who was awarded an OBE for services to conservation and security to communities in Kenya.

Rod Stewart, Dame Vera Lynn, Tim Peake and Ant and Dec have been named among the stars recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Former footballer Alan Shearer said he was ‘honoured’ to be given a CBE, while cricketer Stuart Broad was awarded an MBE.