New Year’s Honours List 2019

02 January 2019

Jon Thompson, HM Revenue and Customs chief executive, has been recognised for his public service in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list.

Jonathan Michael Thompson received a KCB (Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath) and may take the title of Sir should he choose to do so.

The New Year Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK. This year a total of 1,148 people received an award:

1018 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level: 358 at BEM, 422 at MBE and 238 at OBE;

70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity;

544 women are recognised in the list, representing 47% of the total;

12% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background;

4% of the successful candidates consider themselves to have a disability (under the Equality Act 2010); and

5% of recipients identify as being LGBT

The full New Year’s Honours List 2019 is available to view on GOV.UK.