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Former UK Sport CEO, Liz Nichol, receives damehood

Former UK Sport CEO, Liz Nichol, receives damehood

Former UK Sport CEO, Liz Nicholl, has received a damehood in the King’s Birthday Honours list.

Nichol, who held the role from 2010 to 2019, is one of several past and present members of the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic high-performance sport community, which have been recognised in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours list.

Several members of the England men’s winning Wheelchair Rugby League team were awarded honours, as was Jon Dutton, CEO of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021).

The full list of recipients of honours – from Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as UK major events and high-performance partners – is as follows:

Damehood
Elizabeth Mary Nicholl (president, World Netball), for services to sport

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Sarah Alice Hunter (former England rugby union captain), for services to rugby union

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Pippa Britton (lately vice-chair, UK Anti-Doping and vice-chair Sport Wales), for services to sport
David Philip Clarke, (chief executive, British Paralympic Association), for services to Paralympic sport
Jonathan Michael Dutton, (chief executive, Rugby League World Cup), for services to rugby league
Thomas Edward Halliwell (England wheelchair rugby league captain), for services to wheelchair rugby league
Alfie Thomas Hewett (wheelchair tennis player), for services to tennis
Christopher John Jenkins (lately chief executive, Commonwealth Games Wales), for services to the Commonwealth Games and sport in Wales
Gordon James Reid (wheelchair tennis player), for services to tennis

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Eniola Aluko (broadcaster and former footballer), for services to football and charity
Sebastien
Joseph Bechara (wheelchair rugby player), for services to wheelchair rugby league
Thomas Dillon Coyd (coach, England wheelchair rugby league team), for services to wheelchair rugby league
Niall William Andrew Elliott (head of sports medicine – sportscotland Institute of Sport, and chief medical officer, British Olympic Association), for services to sports and exercise medicine
John Parry Griffiths (coach, British Canoeing), for services to canoeing and paddlesport
Ian Philip Howard (vice president, World Triathlon), for services to triathlon
Maria Teresa McLoughlin (chair, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics technical committee, British Gymnastics), for services to gymnastics
David William Pond (lately chief executive, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby), for services to wheelchair rugby
Colin Shields (former ice hockey player), for services to ice hockey
James Simpson (former rugby league player), for services to wheelchair rugby league
Non Rhiannydd Stanford (former triathlete), for services to triathlon in Wales
Susan Taylor (chair, British Amateur Rugby League Association and vice-president, Rugby Football League), for services to rugby league

British Empire Medal (BEM)
Rebecca Elizabeth Sarah Edwards (rower), for services to rowing
Lucy Jessica Shuker (Paralympic wheelchair tennis player), for services to sport

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