Sue Biggs

Sue-Anne Hilbre Biggs, CBE, or Sue Biggs for short, Director-General of the Royal Horticultural Society.

She was born in Leicester in 1956 but brought up on Caxton Road at Broomhill.

After attending Abbeydale Grange School she obtained a BA in English and American literature from the University of Manchester and a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism at the University of Manchester.

She held senior positions at Kuoni Travel and Thomas Cook, before being appointed to the RHS in 2010.

“For my seventh birthday my mum gave me a packet of seeds and a baby trowel,” and the rest is history. Now living in Surrey, she still has close family at Crosspool and Ranmoor. “Yorkshire is the centre of Britain.”