A senior civil servant from Chorleywood has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Stephen Kershaw, of Clements Road, was nominated for services to border security, policing and education.

His career highlights include acting as director of policing in the crime and policing group, leading the government’s reforms on police and crime commissioners and joining the International and Immigration Group to develop a border strategy.

Stephen Kershaw, director and partnerships, immigration enforcement, Home Office said: “I am very pleased at this recognition of my work on border security, policing and education.

“It’s a privilege to help governments of all parties keep people safe and raise standards in public services – nothing could be more important or rewarding.

“I’m grateful to many colleagues over the years for the commitment, integrity and friendship that makes the civil service a great place to work, and a national asset we can sometimes undervalue.”

Fellow civil servant and permanent secretary Mark Sedwill, said: "Every day, the 300,000 public servants in the Home Office community work tirelessly to keep our citizens safe and country secure.

“I am delighted that so many colleagues in policing, fire, borders, immigration and passport operations, and in many other roles have been recognised for their service to our country and communities.”

Mr Kershaw has been a civil servant since 1985 and has held policy, strategy and finance roles at the Cabinet Office, Department for Education and temporarily at Manchester City Council.