Queen’s Birthday Honour for SHC’s Lindsey Whyte
By Val Beveridge
Congratulations to Club member Lindsey Whyte for her recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Lindsey has received a very well deserved Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for Public Service in her role of Director, Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions at HM Treasury. A long standing senior Civil Servant in the Treasury, Lindsey has been responsible for many important financial policies and most recently eagle-eyed Six O’Clock News viewers may have spotted her in Zoom calls with Rishi Sunak as she helped create and roll-out the essential Coronavirus Furlough scheme.
Lindsey is by nature a quiet and self-deprecating character who would never draw attention to herself (despite her penchant for luminous pink socks) or to her unfailing commitment to her work and the ridiculously long hours spent delivering Treasury policies. She displays exactly the same commitment on the pitch. So to see this recognition is something all her fellow Club members who know her well, are absolutely thrilled about.
Lindsey is a longstanding member of the Club having represented the L4s, 5s, 6s and 7s as well as the Club’s Vets team (Vixens) and the mixed tour sides (what happens in Worthing stays in Worthing). As well as being an amazing defender and well respected and loved member of her squad she also finds time for marathon running, tennis, appreciation of 1980’s soft rock and socialising with friends and family. Her current teammates are immensely proud of her, saying, “Warmest congratulations from the whole Ladies 7s team for a brilliant achievement, and for staying so wonderfully calm in the midst of what must have been an incredibly hectic year! A fantastic honour and all our best wishes."
Huge congratulations to Lindsey from all at SHC.