FORMER Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours on the back of England's memorable run to the World Cup semi-finals.

England boss Southgate, who lives in North Yorkshire, was key to the nation's surprise run to the semi-finals, which came less than two years of being parachuted in as temporary manager following the abrupt exit of former Newcastle and Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce.

The 48-year-old quickly went about earning the permanent post and changing the culture of the team, with their World Cup run followed by progress to the inaugural Nations League finals in a year that ends with an OBE.

"I'm an incredibly proud Englishman so having had the opportunity to have represented my country as a player more than 50 times and then to manage the team at a World Cup has been an absolute privilege," Southgate said in a statement to Press Association Sport.

"I hope that everybody that has supported me throughout my career feels pride in the fact that I've received this honour because I wouldn't be in this position without that help and guidance."

Southgate was the most high-profile of several people from the region to feature in this year's list.

The full regional list is:


Rt Hon Alan Campbell, MP. For political service. (North Shields, Tyne and Wear) James MacKey. Chief executive Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Health in England and to the community in North Tyneside and Northumberland. (Ponteland, Northumberland)


Professor Ann Louise Robinson. Director Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Professor of Primary Care and Ageing, Newcastle University. For services to Primary Care. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

CBE Kevin Fitzpatrick. Senior vice-president Manufacturing, Purchase, Supply Chain Management, Nissan Europe. For services to Manufacturing and Engineering in the North East. (Chester le Street, Durham)

Nicholas Iain Forbes. Leader Newcastle City Council. For services to Local Government. (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear)

Lynda Marginson. Director National Probation Service, North East Division. For services to Probation and to Criminal Justice. (York, North Yorkshire)

The Honourable James David Alexander Ramsbotham. Chief executive North East England Chamber of Commerce. For services to Business and to the Economy in the North East. (Bishop Auckland, Durham)

Dr Claire Lamorna Stevens. Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry. Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and president British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. For services to Children. (Tyne and Wear)

John Gibbon Wood. Chairman Tolent Construction Ltd. For services to the Building and to the Civil Engineering Industry. (Washington, Tyne and Wear)

Shirley Anne Atkinson. Formerly vice-Chancellor The University of Sunderland. For services to Widening Participation in Higher Education. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Rodney William Gardner. Head of Network Operations Northern Powergrid. For services to Energy Resilience. (York, North Yorkshire)

Norman Griffin. Senior manager Long Term and High Security Estate Directorate, Ministry of Justice. For services to Public Sector Prisons. (Northallerton, North Yorkshire)

Malcolm Arthur Colson Hay. Curator Parliamentary Art Collection. For services to Parliament's Art and to Heritage. (Knaresborough, North Yorkshire)

John James Lawlor. Chief executive Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. For services to the NHS. (Northumberland)

Adrian McAllister. Deputy chief Constable Lancashire Constabulary. For services to Policing, to Criminal Justice and to Child Protection. (North Yorkshire)

Karen Redhead. Formerly Principal and chief executive Officer Derwentside College. For services to Further Education. (Consett, Durham)

Hazel Elizabeth Renwick. District manager Work Services Directorate Department for Work and Pensions. For public service. (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear)

Dr William Scott. Chief executive Wilton Group. For services to the Engineering and Offshore Wind Sector and to the community on Teesside. (Billingham, Durham)

Gareth Southgate. Manager England Football Team. For services to Football. (North Yorkshire)

Diane Spence. Senior Crown Prosecutor North East Complex Casework, Crown Prosecution Service. For services to Law and Order. (Northumberland)

Lynne Elizabeth Tembey. For services to the Mothers' Union to Women and to Families. (Redcar, North Yorkshire)


Susan Ann Allen. Director of Estates and Commercial Services University of Glasgow. For services to Higher Education. (Great Ouseburn, North Yorkshire)

Robert Michael Andrews. For services to the Ryedale Festival North Yorkshire.

Margaret Barrett. Social Worker Fitness to Practice Panels, Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service. For services to Leadership for Adult Social Services. (Northumberland)

Dr Stanley Gregory Beckensall. For services to Prehistoric Rock Art and History in Britain. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Malcolm John Bone. Chairman Hebburn Unit, Sea Cadet Corps. For voluntary service to Young People and the community in Tyne and Wear. (Hebburn, Tyne and Wear)

James Andrew Cliffe, pictured below holding a pool cue. Manager No Wrong Door, Stepney Road Children's Centre, North Yorkshire County Council. For services to Children and Young People. (North Yorkshire)

Robert Cuffe. Vice Chair Board of Directors, Darlington Building Society. For services to Business and Economic Development on Teesside. (Stokesley, North Yorkshire)

James William Thomas Cundall. For services to the Entertainment Industry. (York, North Yorkshire)

Paul Gotts. For services to the North East of England and to the UK Processing and Engineering Industries. (Yarm, North Yorkshire)

Paul Griffiths. Chairman Industrial and Marine Hydraulics. For services to Engineering Skills and Apprenticeships on Teesside. (Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire)

Janis Linda Hickey. Founder and lately Project manager The British Thyroid Foundation. For services to People Affected by Thyroid Disease. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)

Helen Marion Susan Milner. For services to Education and to the community in North East England. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Professor Stephen David Mobbs. Director National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Professor, Atmospheric Dynamics, University of Leeds. For services to Atmospheric Sciences. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)

Yvonne Armstrong Ormston, pictured below. Chief executive North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Healthcare in North East England. (Morpeth, Northumberland)

Susan Pearce. Joint chief executive Officer Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland. For services to Victims of Sexual Violence. (County Durham)

Raymond Mark Scott. Area manager for Yorkshire Environment Agency. For services to the Environment. (Knaresborough, North Yorkshire)

WO Class 2 Lee Michael Shields. The Yorkshire Regiment Professor Jacqueline Stevenson. Sociologist and head of Research Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. For services to Education. (York, North Yorkshire)

Professor Arthur Quentin Summerfield. Professor of Psychology. University of York. For services to Psychology and to People with Hearing Loss. (York, North Yorkshire)

Louise Walker. Head of Social Work and Professional Standards Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. For services to Adult and Children's Social Care. (North Yorkshire)

Raye Belford Wilkinson. For services to Young People and Elderly Staff in the Horse Racing Community. (Leyburn, North Yorkshire)


Alan Geoffrey Bell. For services to Flood Risk Management in Morpeth Northumberland. (Northumberland)

Gillian Sara Birks. For services to the community in Glusburn North Yorkshire. (Glusburn, North Yorkshire)

Ann Bramley. Reading Champion Western Community Primary School, Wallsend. For services to the community in Wallsend. (Wallsend, Tyne and Wear)

Kathleen Mary Dawson. Specialist Nurse County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Nursing. (Carlisle, Cumbria)

Joy Elizabeth Ann Hudson. For services to Sport and to the community in Malton and Norton North Yorkshire. (Malton, North Yorkshire)

The Reverend Timothy John Hurren. For services to the Church and the community in Harrogate North Yorkshire. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)

The Reverend Janet Lesley Jackson. For services to Bereaved Families in North East England. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Kenneth Sidney John. For services to the community in Wylam Northumberland. (Wylam, Northumberland)

Valerie Ann Lear. Troop Clerk 11 EOD Regiment, Catterick Garrison. For services to Armed Forces Personnel. (Catterick, North Yorkshire)

Malcolm Margolis. For services to Cycling in Harrogate. (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)

Patricia McBride. For services to the community in Middlesbrough and Teesside North Yorkshire. (Middlesborough, North Yorkshire)

Pamela Grace Morgan. For services to Open Water and Disabled Swimming. (Scarborough, North Yorkshire)

David Anthony O'Connor. For services to the community in Northumberland. (Fenwick, Northumberland)

Peter Craig Robertson. For services to Rugby in Scotland and North East England. (Hexham, Northumberland)

Diana Robison. For services to the community in Haltwhistle Northumberland. (Haltwhistle, Northumberland)

Thelma Joan Small. Volunteer Parents Enquiry North East. For services to Equality. (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)

Kevin Summerson, pictured below. Fisheries Enforcement Officer Environment Agency. For services to the Environment. (Durham)


Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Neil Malkin. Durham Constabulary.


Firefighter Thomas Richardson. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

  • Every effort has been made to include all the region's award winners in this list. But if you know of anybody who has been missed out, please email the newsdesk at or call 01325-505054