Former Huddersfield man Peter Sunderland has been honoured with an MBE.
Mr Sunderland is chairman of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and has been honoured for voluntary service to the community.
Mr Sunderland, 73, has been a trustee of the life-saving charity for over 12 years, and has been responsible for some momentous changes at the YAA in recent years.
Born and educated in Huddersfield, he is also a past President of Huddersfield Choral Society. He is a former Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire and regularly chairs YAA meetings at its Elland headquarters, travelling from his home in Buckinghamshire, where he lives with wife Margaret. The couple have three sons, Richard, Matthew and Nick.
Mr Sunderland said: “I am overwhelmed to have received this honour – it really is one of the proudest moments of my life. When I joined as a Trustee of the YAA, I could never have imagined the journey I would embark on, but here we are over 12 years later with a remarkable charity doing some amazing work across Yorkshire. It truly is an honour to be its Chairman and I am touched to have been nominated for my MBE.”
Mr Sunderland joined the YAA after retiring from his role at the RMC Group PLC, where he worked for over 27 years as one of their UK Directors.