HE was in charge of the management as the British sailing team celebrated their most successful performance at the Olympics since 2008.
Mark Robinson, Olympic Performance Manager at the Hamble-based Royal Yachting Association, is among the inspiring residents of Hampshire recognized in the New Year’s Honors, which were released last night.
Mr. Robinson, 47, becomes MBE for Sailing Services.
It follows the team’s exceptional performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where they finished ahead of their rivals in winning five medals including three gold – the highest British total in the sport since the Beijing Games.
Mr Robinson faced colossal challenges created by the pandemic, which delayed the Tokyo event – which was due to take place in 2020 – as well as disrupting the training routines of athletes.
He mobilizes the sailors and adapts the logistics of the team. Giles Scott clinched her second Olympic title and Hannah Mills, formerly of Lymington, became the most successful sailor in Olympic history. Hannah becomes OBE.
Aaron Phipps, 38, of Totton, is also named MBE after helping the British wheelchair rugby team win gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Speaking at the time, he said: “I thought we could win a medal, but to be here watching a gold medal is beyond my wildest dreams.”
Paralympian colleague and former Strictly Come Dancing competitor Lauren Steadman becomes MBE for service to triathlon.
Lauren, 28, of Portsmouth, was also among the winners of the Tokyo Paralympics. She won her first gold medal after winning silver at the Rio Games in 2016.
Lauren was a 15-year-old swimmer when she made her Paralympic debut in 2008. She moved to the triathlon three years later and has enjoyed tremendous success, winning major titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
In addition to her Paralympic gold medal, she was crowned three times the world champion and continues to be the reigning ETU European champion after seven consecutive victories.
British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park, Fareham-based, has been appointed OBE for service to the sport.
Nick Giles, Managing Director of Ordnance Survey Leisure in Southampton, also becomes OBE.
He said: “It’s really hard to say how humiliating it is to receive this award.
“I’ve always had a love for the outdoors and since joining Ordnance Survey in 2012 I’ve worked with a great team that strives to help more people go out more often.”
Romsey resident Christine Chisholm, 73, becomes MBE for her services to philanthropy and charitable causes.
In the early 1980s, she joined the Across Trust, which organizes pilgrimages to Lourdes and Rome for the sick and disabled.
She later became a founding director of the Jumbulance Travel Trust. Its fundraising activities have helped provide specialized vehicles for an establishment that organizes vacations for people with disabilities or those with life-limiting illnesses.
Four Hampshire residents employed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have been recognized for their work during the pandemic.
Bursledon resident Alex Lambert, deputy director of Covid infection investigation operations, is awarded the OBE for services rendered to statistics and public health.
Under his leadership, the ONS launched the national investigation into coronavirus infections. To date, the investigation has performed seven million swab tests and recorded 1.5 million blood tests. The data he produced shaped national policy and saved lives.
Owen Abbott, resident of Fareham, responsible for census and population statistics, is appointed OBE for population statistics and census services.
For the 2021 census, he delivered an “ambitious and robust” program capable of adapting to changing circumstances as the pandemic unfolded.
Henrie Brown, resident of Swanwick, responsible for business operations, becomes OBE for census delivery and transformation services over 40 years.
An ONS spokesperson said: “Henri’s first census took place in 1981, when she played an important role in helping the program take its first steps into the digital age.
“Since then, it has responded to demands for new levels of innovation, playing a key role in the design and operation of large and complex support and printing utilities.
Arron Maspero, Fareham resident, Program Delivery Manager, Census Field Service, is an MBE for 2021 Census Services.
“Through their dedication and commitment, the 35,000-strong force had the tools to target as many people as possible in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, making it a truly representative census,” said the spokesperson.
Ian Lloyd, 48, strategic director of the Isle of Wight Council, receives the BEM for service to the local community during the pandemic.
Mr. Lloyd launched a helpline and 27 hubs that provided personalized support to more than 10,500 people protecting. He was instrumental in identifying how best to support hard-to-reach and sometimes marginalized members of society.
Former Parish Councilor Diane Fox, 84, of Seaview, Isle of Wight, also received the BEM for service to the community.
She chaired the local planning committee and oversaw planning decisions, described as a stressful area of village life “to which she brought her usual sensitivity and lightness.”
Five years ago, she was part of the team that created an award-winning community store in Seaview.
Over the past year, she had to isolate herself due to her age, but continued to manage the store, guide staff, lead management meetings remotely through Zoom, and maintain a vital lifeline. for the community.
Lt Cdr Nigel Huxtable, 67, of Southsea, receives BEM for service to Royal Navy veterans.
He retired from the Royal Naval Association (RNA) in September after what has been described as 13 years of exceptional service to the organization and its 12,000 members.
Other honorees include Timothy Jackson, former principal of Sparsholt College, and Joanna Rowland, based in Fareham, managing director of HM Revenue and Customs.
Hampshire-born Katie Piper, 38, who was seriously injured in an acid attack in 2008, is appointed OBE after becoming a writer and broadcaster.