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Advertising veteran Lyndy Payne among those to make Queen's New Year Honours list

Lyndy Payne, founder of the Advertising Agency Register and founding member of WACL (Women in Advertising and Communications London), has been made an CBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list, revealed today (31 December).

Payne was awarded for her services to the advertising and marketing communications industry following a career which saw her run the AAR group as well as serving as a secretary for industry charity NABS.

Conrad Bird, Director of the ongoing GREAT Britain Campaign, also made the list and will be made a CBE for his services to UK Government Communications and Trade.

Also honoured as DBEs were easyJet chief Carolyn McCall and Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet while Clare Frances Sutcliffe, founder and chief executive of Code Club, became an MBE for her services to Technology Education.

Women made up just under half (48 per cent) of those honoured in business, economics and public administration, a higher level than in previous years.