Ivan Ould, our cabinet member for children and families, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
County council leader Nick Rushton has today congratulated Ivan and praised his "tireless public service".
"Ivan has dedicated his life to making children's and young people's lives better and I'm delighted his hard work has been recognised.
"As lead member for schools and children's services since 1999 he is one of the longest serving in the country.
"Ivan's tireless public service is an example to set for everyone and no one is more deserving of this award."Person:Nick Rushton, council leader