Aitken and Gloag make New Year’s Honours list
In 2019’s New Year’s Honours list, Joan Aitken, Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). She was given the accolade for services to the Scottish transport system and road safety. She retires later this month.
Stagecoach co-founder Ann Gloag has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the list. Ann, who was previously awarded an OBE in 2004, has received her damehood in recognition of her business and charitable work in the UK and overseas.
Three other professionals in the transport industry have been named Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Leon Daniels, former-MD, Surface Transport for TfL, has received the accolade for services to the capital’s transport authority.
Stephen John Fidler, Deputy Director, Road Investment Strategy, DfT, has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. It was Stephen who in 2017 sent a guidance letter on Section 19 and 22 operators, amid concern over such operations being accused of unfairly competing with O licence holders.
Samuel Mullins, Director of the London Transport Museum has also received an OBE for services to the Museum.