January 9, 2018
Lady Susan Rice CBE, Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, received a Damehood in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2018.
The award was bestowed for her services to Business, the Arts and charity in Scotland.
Dame Susan said “I hope my career illustrates the holistic relationship between business, our culture and the arts. To be appointed a DBE by Her Majesty is a source of great pride for me and my family. I trust it also salutes the many people I’ve worked with who also value the inherent link between business and society.”
In addition to her role as Chair of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, Dame Susan is Chair of Scottish Water, the Scottish Fiscal Commission and Business Stream and Senior Independent Director of J Sainsbury plc. She is also President of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).
In November 2017 Dame Susan was also awarded an honorary degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Scotland’s economic development, including her commitment to climate justice.