AccountingWEB is asking who really deserved to be in the New Year's Honours list. I've commented as follows:
If Mike Rake deserves a knighthood, then Prem Sikka deserves a peerage. No one has done more to draw attention to the need for an ethically based profession, and the continuing absence of that quality.
Mind you, I expect he'd refuse it. Prem does this stuff because it's the right thing to do, not for reward.
I'd add, just in case you're not aware of it, that the AABA website, run by Prem, is the best resource in the world for those interested in offshore, auditing issues and accounting comment in general. And I'm not exaggerating. Many thousands of users a day find answers to their questions on that site.