Tax and accounting staff awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A deputy director of international tax and an administrative officer at HMRC have picked up gongs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours while a number of accountants and tax professionals have been recognised for their contributions to diversity and equality

Deputy director of international tax policy and structure at HMRC, Nicholas Houghton, has been awarded an OBE for services to international tax development and promoting overseas investment in the UK. While Katherine Yates, administrative officer of personal tax operations at HMRC, was awarded an OBE for services to vulnerable customers.

Former senior partner and vice chair of Deloitte, Denis Woulfe, was handed an OBE for services to women and equality. He was a member of the Deloitte LLP board for nearly 8 years and served on the audit and risk, community investment and property sub-committees. He is now director and owner of Denis Woulfe Consulting Limited, a company offering Board and Executive level business advisory services.

Also awarded for services to diversity and equality was Oswald Lloyd Lattray, a higher officer at HMRC and Emily Cox, director of public affairs at Virgin Money, was awarded an MBE for services to gender diversity in financial services. Cox led the team responsible for the Gadhia Review into the representation of women in senior managerial roles in the financial services industry which led to the introduction of the Women in Finance Charter. She was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ in the Women in Finance Awards 2017.

Satvir Bungar, managing director of mergers and acquisitions and head of facilities management sector at BDO was awarded an OBE for services to corporate finance. Bungar joined BDO corporate finance in 2005. Previously, he was M&A director at a listed group and, prior to that, spent many years at EY in the corporate finance department.

In total, 1,057 people have received an award this year with 210 individuals being made an OBE, 392 an MBE, and 318 awarded a BEM.

Just under half the recipients (49%) are women, while 10% are from ethnic minorities.

Birthday Honours lists 2018 is here.

Report by Amy Austin

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