Congratulations to Rt. Hon Peter Riddell CBE!
Congratulations to Rt. Hon Peter Riddell, former chair of the Hansard Society, who received a CBE in the Queen’s 2012 birthday honours list for services to journalism and for public service.
Peter served as Hansard Society chair from 2007 to 2012 and was a member of the Hansard Society council from 1996 to 2012. Peter worked for the Times and the Financial Times and is now Director of the Institute for Government
Peter is succeeded as chair of the Hansard Society by Lord Grocott.
I am delighted that my award of the CBE is partly in recognition of my chairing the Hansard Society for the past five years. In reality, that is a tribute to the hard work of the dedicated staff of the Society who are committed to its mission of promoting understanding of Parliament. This is reflected in the sustained excellence of the publications and activities, and the packed meetings at Westminster and elsewhere. The need for the Hansard Society is as strong as ever in its life and I am sure the Society will flourish under my successor as chair, Bruce Grocott.