Vogue editor-in-chief, M&C Saatchi chairman & Pearl & Dean CEO among 2017 New Year's Honours list

Figures from media and advertising have been recognised in the 2017 New Year's Honours list including Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour being made a dame, a CBE for M&C Saatchi chairman Jeremy Sinclair and an OBE for Credos director Karen Fraser.

Anna Wintour

This year's honours, which also see Olympic champions Andy Murray and Mo Farah receive Knighthoods, include many names from across society being recognised for their contributions.

Wintour is made a dame for services to fashion and journalism while Sinclair takes the CBE for services to advertising.

Pearl & Dean CEO Kathryn Jacob is given a CBE for services to the Promotion of Equality and Diversity and Karen Fraser is recognised for services to diversity and equality in the Advertising Industry.

Dr David Watson, director at IBM research, who will take a CBE for services to science and engineering research, said: “I am immensely proud to have been given this honour. My work over the past 12 years with EPSRC has been very enriching and enjoyable in both a personal and business capacity. It is very interesting to be involved in how the UK handles the next generation of technological change. It is a privilege to work with the EPSRC Executive in Swindon and also to have spent time on Council with some of the UK’s most eminent scientists and engineers.”

Meanwhile, it has emerged that former Watchdog presenter Lynn Faulds Wood has rejected her MBE in protest to the use of the word "empire" and claiming that the system is "unfair."

A round up of other media and marketing figures to receive honours in this year's list can be found below.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Peter BROOKES Cartoonist. For services to the Media.

Justine Juliette Alice, Mrs ROBERTS - Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mumsnet and Gransnet. For services to the Economy.

Jeremy Theodorson SINCLAIR a Chairman, M&C Saatchi Plc. For services to Advertising

Dr David WATSON Director, IBM Research UK - For services to Science and Engineering Research.

Imran GULAMHUSEINWALA - Global Lead for FinTech, Ernst and Young. For services to Financial Services.

Ms Kathryn JACOB Chief Executive Officer, Pearl and Dean - For services to the Promotion of Equality and Diversity.

Miss Alison Cristine KERVIN Sports Editor, Mail on Sunday - For services to Sports Journalism.

Ms Catherine LARGE

Lately Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Creative and Cultural Skills - For services to the Creative Economy

Darren James MOTT Director of Campaigning, Conservative Campaign Headquarters - For political service.

Caroline Mary, Mrs TAYLOR

Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications, IBM - For services to Marketing, Diversity and Prevention of Human Trafficking.

Order of the British Empire Members of the Order of the British Empire

Jonathan Philip AGNEW, DL Sports Broadcaster - For services to Broadcasting.

Robin CHRISTOPHERSON - Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet. For services to Digital Inclusion.

Ms Karen FRASER Director, Advertising Association - For services to Diversity and Equality in the Advertising Industry.

Ms Sarah Irene GARRETT Founder, Square Peg Media - For services to Diversity and Inclusion.

Miss Kathryn PARSONS Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Decoded - For services to Digital Education.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Anthony Michael HALMOS Lately Director of Public Relations, City of London Corporation - For services to the 800th Anniversary Commemoration of Magna Carta.

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