Altmann, who has been a the forefront of several campaigns fighting for pensioners’ rights, was recognised for services to pensioners and pension provision.
She has been particularly vocal on the role of annuities in retirement, and welcomed the Chancellor’s far-reaching proposals for the market outlined at Budget 2014.
Meanwhile, Bank of England deputy governor Bean and Money Saving Expert founder Lewis have also been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
There is a knighthood for Bean, who retires at the end of the month after almost 14 years at the bank, for services to monetary policy and central banking. Economist Kate Barker, a former member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, is made a dame.
Lewis, who founded the Money Saving Expert website, is appointed OBE for services to consumer rights and charity through the MSE charity fund.
Elsewhere, Gerry Grimstone, chairman of asset manager Standard Life, receives a knighthood for public service to defence and business.
Jim O’Neil, the former CEO of UK Financial Investments, the organisation established to sell the government’s shares in bailed-out banks, is made OBE for services to the banking industry.