This lecture was held on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 as part of a programme of celebrations for the 15th year anniversary of the St Andrews Prize for the Environment.
Dame Fiona is a member of the BBC Executive Board and is a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water. In 1998, she was awarded the CBE for her services to the environment and conservation and was appointed DBE in 2008.
From 2001 to 2012 her work within the National Trust led to a radical change in structure and management for this well-known institution giving it a more welcoming approach for its 4 million members. She has also previously been Director of the Women's Unit in the Cabinet Office, Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England and Secretary to the Council for National Parks.