The Hon Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister DCVO

Dame Susan has been Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire since 2005.

The Burton Agnes Hall estate in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been in the same family since it was built in 1598, and as part of her guardianship of this historic estate, Susan Cunliffe-Lister has transformed the Hall’s grounds into a thriving visitor attraction.

In 2001 she was voted Country Life magazine’s Gardener of the Year, and, in 2005, the walled garden which she created won the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year award.

In the New Year's Honours List 2019, HM The Queen appointed Susan Cunliffe-Lister to the Royal Victorian Order as a Dame Commander