Prior receives CBE
Rodney Green, Prior of the Priory of England and the Islands of
the Order of St John, was invested by Her Majesty The Queen as
Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
The ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace in March.
As chairman of the Priory, Green oversees the operations of the
charity, which is most recognised for its work in England through
the nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance.
Before he joined St John in the voluntary role of Prior, Green
was Chief Executive of Leicester City Council between 1996 and
2008, which achieved several high profile successes and awards
during his time at the helm. This public sector experience has been
invaluable for St John, and he has spearheaded initiatives to
reform the governance of the organisation.
The Prior Rodney Green said of his award: 'I am delighted to
have been invested, but at the same time I would like to pay
tribute to all my St John Ambulance colleagues around the country
for, without their efforts, we would not be here in England to
train people in first aid and be the difference between a life lost
and a life saved.'