The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH) Chief Executive Janet Swadling has been awarded an OBE in His Majesty The King’s New Year Honours list 2023, for services to farming and to education.
Janet is well-known in the field of agricultural education, skills and development, having held a variety of senior posts in the sector over nearly 30 years.
In addition to having played a pivotal role in TIAH’s formation, Janet is a former Chief Executive of Scotland’s Rural College. She currently also sits on the Boards of several organisations including AHDB and Zero Waste Scotland, and is an Associate of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
Janet said: “The award of an OBE is a wonderful surprise. I feel tremendously honoured to have been recognised in this way.
“Throughout my career, particularly at Scotland’s Rural College and establishing The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture, I have been fortunate to work with some very talented people without whose support and team working this award would not have been possible.
“I have also benefited from the encouragement and unfailing understanding of my daughters, family and friends for which I am very grateful. I look forward to continuing to champion the development of agriculture skills and education.”