Queen awards seven OBEs to the property and banking sectors


Several members of the mortgage, banking and property sectors received awards in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Royal Bank of Scotland director of strategic partnerships Heather Melville received an Order of the British Empire for services to gender equality last Friday.

Lloyds Banking Group head of colleague volunteering and group fundraising Kamaljit Kaur Hothi got an OBE for services to diversity in the banking sector.

Barclays Bank global head of employee relations Lynne Atkin was awarded an OBE for services to human resources in the banking sector.

Further OBEs for services to housing have been awarded to:

Incommunities chief executive Geraldine Lesley Howley

East Midlands Housing group chief executive Chandrakant Kataria

South Yorkshire Housing Association chief executive Anthony Stacey

Alison Inman, for services to social housing tenants in Essex.

Meanwhile the Order of the Bath (Companion) was awarded to former Department for Communities and Local Government housing and planning director general Peter Schofield for services to housing and planning.