Prior receives CBE

 Rodney Green Prior of St John 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.'