February 9th 2024


Royal Recognition for our Director & Co-Founder, David Shreeve


We are incredibly proud to announce that on Wednesday 7th of February at Windsor Castle, our Co-founder and Director, David Shreeve, received an MBE from his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in recognition of his more than 40 years of service to the environment.

Prince William stood into the King’s shoes to host an investiture at Windsor Castle which included David being presented with his award for the work he has undertaken since co-founding The Conservation Foundation, with renowned Botanist David Bellamy, back in 1982 and for his role of environmental advisor to the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England.

David was among the first to introduce an entrepreneurial angle to the world of promoting environmental awareness and concern, in so doing providing a way for businesses and other organisations to become actively involved in positive environmental action.

He told the Prince how fitting it was to be given the award at Windsor as a planting organised by him in 1980 of a disease resistant elm led to the launch of the Foundation two years later.  The tree continues to thrive.

At the end of their discussion the Prince said how much he had appreciated David’s good wishes for the health of both the Princess of Wales and the King.

David was joined at the ceremony by his wife Jacqui, his daughter Alice-Louise and son Rupert.

I’m sure you will join us in wishing David huge congratulations on a well deserved award and David would like to thank all of those supporters of the Foundation across the past 42 years that have allowed the charity to continue to inspire, enable and celebrate positive environmental action.