SEVERAL people from Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Deborah Elizabeth Rogers, from Penarth, has been awarded a CBE for services to law and order.

Ms Rogers is deputy chief crown prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales. Her awards is for services to law and order.

She was called to the Bar in 1983 and started her career as a magistrates' court clerk in Bradford and Manchester. 

Ms Rogers joined the CPS in 1986 and was based in London before joining CPS South Wales.

With more than 25 years’ experience as a Senior Crown Prosecutor, Deborah has been Head of the Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) unit and the Crown Court Unit in Cardiff.  

She is the violence against women and girls (VAWG) coordinator for Wales and was appointed to the post of Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in March 2013. Her Deputy CCP role is in respect of the Crown Court casework conducted in CPS Cymru-Wales.

Marc Grenville Donovan, from Penarth, has been given an OBE for services to pharmacy.

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Mr Donovan is chief pharmacist at Boots UK and has spent more than 25 years at the company.

As well as being responsible for Boots UK’s network of pharmacies, Marc oversees the strategy for community pharmacy, as well as the training and development programme for Boots pharmacists.

He is also a board member on both the Welsh Government Pharmaceutical Committee and Community Pharmacy Wales, as well as an honorary clinical lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Other people in the Vale of Glamorgan who have earned Honours:

  • BBC weatherman Derek Brockway, from Barry, who received a BEM for his contributions to broadcasting and his charity work;
  • Marcia-Yvette Hinkson-Gittens of South Wales Police who has been awarded an MBE for her services to diversity in policing;
  • Professor Aled Owain Phillips (professor of nephrology with Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board) has been given a CBE for services in renal medicine;
  • Kay Martin, who is principal of Cardiff and Vale College, earned an MBE for services to education;
  • Former Wales rugby international David Brynmor Williams was given an MBE for services to sport and to charity in Wales.