British Airways chairman Martin Broughton has been knighted in the New Year’s Honours list.


The knighthood has come for services to business despite a year which saw the airline hit by 22 days of cabin crew strike action.

Former First Choice chief Francis Baron, OBE, ex-chief executive of Rugby Football Union, receives a CBE for services to sport. 

A CBE also goes to Jonathan Moor, director of the aviation directorate at the Department for Transport.

GeorgeBestBelfastCityAirport chief executive Brian Ambrose receives an OBEfor services to the aviation industry.

And OBE also goes to Vernon Barker, managing director of First TransPennine Express, for services to the rail industry.

Mark Brownrigg, director-general of the Chamber of Shipping receives and OBE for services to the maritime industry. 

David Whitehead, director of the British Ports Association receives and OBE for services to the ports industry.

An MBE goes to Elizabeth Buchanan, commercial partners director at VisitScotland for services to the tourist industry.

Gerard Richardson receives an MBE for services to the tourist industry and the community in Whitehaven, Cumbria.