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Former IMI chief leads list of New Years' Honours recipients

Roy Ward, former director general of the Institute of the Motor Industry, has been awarded an MBE for services to motoring and to road safety in the New Years' Honours list.

Mr Ward, who is co-founder and former chairman of the Prince Michael Road Safety Awards and a fellow of the Institute of Road Safety Officers, resigned from the IMI in February last year. His sudden departure less than a year before retirement was never explained.

Other industry related recipients include Timothy John Connolly, chairman of Connolly Leathers, supplier to the motor industry. He received an OBE for services to the leather tanning industry.

National Transport Forum for Scotland member Jane Howatt received an MBE for services to accessible transport.

Michael Charles Petch , chairman of the Advisory Panel on Cardiac Conditions and Driving, received an OBE for services to road safety.

Ashley John Sadler, a motor mechanic on the Sandringham estate, received an RVM.

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