President and Group managing director, Smiths Detection Group Ltd.
Formerly chairman, Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Director, Civil Service Capability Group, Cabinet Office. Formerly Professor of Dermatology, Cardiff University.
(Cardiff, South Glamorgan) Stephen James Finnigan, QPM.
For services to the Nuclear and Financial Services Industries. Senior assistant director of Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland. Chief Dental Officer for Wales, Department of Health and Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government. Director, Private Pensions and chief Economist, Department for Work and Pensions.
(Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire) Professor Noel Lloyd.
Chief executive, Professional Golfers' Association European Tour. (Sunningdale, Berkshire) Douglas Edwin Oakervee, OBE.
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and lately president, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
(West Kingston, Surrey) William Gordon Baxter, OBE, DL.
(Holmfirth, West Yorkshire) Mrs Patricia Baskerville. Head of Safer Custody and Offender Policy, National Offender Management Service, Ministry of Defence.
Kuwait Professor of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics.
Director of International Climate Change, Department for Energy and Climate Change.
Executive director, Adult, Health and Community Wellbeing, Essex County Council and president, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. (Buckinghamshire) Mrs Hilda Elsie Marguerite Patten, OBE.