New Year Honours: Yorkshire's great and good receive recognition

A prominent Bradford judge has been made a CBE for services to the administration of justice.


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His Honour Judge Geoffrey Kamil, a circuit judge at Bradford Combined Court, leads a national diversity liaison scheme which sees about 45 judges going out into their local communities to forge links and break down barriers.

The 65-year-old, who has two daughters and three granddaughters, was appointed to the task initially in the wake of the Bradford riots as a link between those affected and the justice system and to help to sort out problems with people not previously before the courts or turned in by their own families.

His own family were Romanian immigrants who came to Britain before the First World War and he was one of only three solicitors to be made a circuit judge on his circuit at the time in 1993.


The chairman of the York Hospitals' NHS Foundation Trust has been made an OBE for services to the NHS.

Professor Alan Maynard first came to York in 1971 to teach economics at the university, specialising in health and social policy.

In 1983 he was appointed founding director of the Centre for Health Economics and, with colleagues, developed it into the leading health economics research and policy centre in Europe.

During his career as an academic he has been closely involved in NHS management and policy making. He has been involved in the York NHS since 1983 as a member of a health authority and a Trust board.

Currently he is chairman of the York NHS Trust which provides acute care for the local population and has a budget of 130m.


A Sheffield professor and doctor has been made an OBE for services to medicine.

Professor Barry Hancock is a leading cancer specialist at both Sheffield University and Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and is also director of cancer research at Yorkshire Cancer Research.

He is an expert in lymphoma, gestational trophoblastic disease and biological therapy. He has authored or edited eight books – including Cancer Care in the Hospital and Cancer Care in the Community.

Prof Hancock qualified top of his year in medicine in Sheffield in 1969, with distinctions or prizes in 12 subjects. In 2005 he received a Sheffield University Centenary Award 'for outstanding achievement'.

He was a recipient of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield's 1999 New Year honours award 'for services to the community beyond the call of duty'.


A Bradford community leader has been awarded an OBE for services to community relations in West Yorkshire.

Salima Hafejee, 42, was the director of Bradford Youth Development Partnership, a large charity with a multi-agency approach towards working with young people, until August and now works as an independent consultant supporting voluntary and statutory youth services.

She is an active magistrate on the Bradford bench, independent trustee of the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners and is the chairwoman of the National Empowerment Partnership for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Born and brought up in Bradford, Mrs Hafejee became involved in youth work when her children went to school, initially working with Asian women and then disaffected young men.


A leading light in the fight against human trafficking has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

Det Chief Supt Nick Kinsella, who serves with South Yorkshire Police and is operations director of the Sheffield-based UK Human Trafficking Centre, has more than 28 years' police experience, is a former teacher and in 1995 obtained a first class honours degree in law.

Previous posts Mr Kinsella has held include director of intelligence at South Yorkshire Police and working for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary on sensitive issues in Northern Ireland, including a review of intelligence management within Special Branch following the Omagh bombing.

Between January 2004 and April 2006, he was an assistant director at the National Criminal Intelligence Service. On leaving NCIS Mr Kinsella took up his present post as head of the UK Human Trafficking Centre. Within this position, he has been involved in several national and international operations to combat human trafficking and other organised crime.


Leading Halifax businessman and benefactor Roger Harvey is awarded an OBE.

Mr Harvey, 61, chairman of the family-run department store Harveys of Halifax, is recognised for voluntary service to the community.

He is chairman of the regeneration agency Action Halifax which has helped bring more than 80m into the town and is on the management board of Project Challenge, which aims to unlock talents in young people.

He is also a director of Northern Broadside Theatre Company and part of the fundraising team for the development of the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax.