1 April.Christchurch, New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern's office said she had launched action to remove the honour, which was bestowed on New Zealand-born Brierley in 1988. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Ron Brierley pleaded guilty of possessing child pornography
  • He was arrested at Sydney airport in December 2019
  • Brierley earned a reputation as one of Australasia's most feared corporate raiders in the 1980s

31 December 2020.London, UK
Lewis Hamiton was chosen after he won seven Formula 1 titles, equalling Michael Schumacher's record. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • A group of British lawmakers had called on PM Boris Johnson to recommend Hamilton for a knighthood
  • He has become an outspoken supporter of equality, diversity and environment
  •  Also included in the list are former footballers Jimmy Greaves and Ron Flowers