March 28th 2017
RHS Director General Sue Biggs, who was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours, has received her award at Buckingham Palace. The award, presented by HRH The Prince of Wales, was made in recognition of her services to the environment and horticulture.
Sue has been Director General of the RHS since 2010, having previously worked in the travel industry, heading up Kuoni for 25 years.
Announcing her honour, the RHS said that, since her appointment seven years ago, Sue had transformed the 213-year-old gardening charity, increased the reach of its community gardening campaigns to enrich lives and make the UK more beautiful, grown its membership to 475,000, restructured its management and embarked on a £160 million investment programme in the future of horticulture.