New Year roll call

Covid heroes and Bond star in Honours List

Honoured: Gregor Smith, Daniel Craig and Liz Cameron

James Bond actor Daniel Craig, medical and business leaders at the forefront of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, and two leaders of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce are among those listed in the New Year Honours list.

The 2022 awards recognise the contribution of 122 individuals across business, charity, culture, development, education, foreign policy, health, security and sport.

Tony Blair, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Baroness Amos are appointed members of the Order of the Garter, England’s oldest and most senior order of chivalry. The former prime minister now becomes known as Sir Tony.

Recognising their leadership in battling Covid-19, knighthoods go to the chief medical officer for Scotland Gregor Smith, for England Professor Chris Whitty and for Wales Frank Atherton.

Also recognised are chief government scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance, and deputy medical officers for England Dr Jenny Harries and Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

From industry, honours go to Rod McKenzie, the chief development officer and executive vice president of global product development at Pfizer; Sean Marrett, the chief business and commercial officer at BioNtech; and Melanie Ivarrson, the chief development officer at Moderna for their services to support vaccine development and distribution.

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