Chair of Scottish Water, Susan Rice, has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2018 Honours List for services to Business, the Arts and Charity.
As well as the chair at Scottish Water, her other appointments include a directorship at J Sainsbury, non executive roles at the Banking Standards Board and Big Society Capital, chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission, and chair of the National Galleries of Scotland .
Former appointments include managing director of Lloyds TSB Scotland, president of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and board member of SSE.
US-born Dame Susan (pictured) said: “I hope my career illustrates the holistic relationship between business, our culture and the arts.”
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Dr Sally Clare Uren, chief executive, Forum for the Future, for services to sustainability practice in business.
Paul Leslie Hayden, QFSM Chair, Anglian Eastern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, for services to flood risk management and disaster response.
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Peter Stewart Spencer Advisor, Environment Agency, for services to flood hydrology and the economy.
Carol Holt, flood incident manager, Environment Agency, for services to flood risk management and the environment.
Rachael Maria Hill, national flood and coastal risk manager, Environment Agency, for services to flood risk management and flood recovery.
Roderick John Heather for services to flood risk management.
Paul Anthony Cobbing, chief executive officer, National Flood Forum, for services to flood management risk.
British Empire Medal
Mary Clarke for services to flood defence and the community in Cardiff.