Dr Sharon Redrobe has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2017, for her services to Skills, Science and the Economy in Leicestershire.

Dr Sharon Redrobe, said: “I am delighted and humbled by this unexpected honour. Ever since I started working at Twycross Zoo, I was inspired by the great legacy of the Zoo’s co-founders Ms Nathalie Evans and Ms Molly Badham, who herself was appointed OBE. The job of the CEO of Twycross Zoo is certainly challenging, but my belief in the role modern zoos must play in conservation keeps me focused on moving forward to help save our precious wildlife. I hope this honour will help increase awareness of the good work we do at Twycross Zoo to protect endangered species and habitats.”

Sharon Redrobe OBE