Educated at Holyrood Secondary School, Lady Susan Haughey set up City Refrigeration Ltd with her husband Willie in 1982. City Refrigeration is now a global business employing 14,000 people across the UK, France, Australia, Asia and North America.
In 2002 they set up the City Charitable Trust and over the past fifteen years they have donated £9m to deserving causes.
For the past six years Lady Susan Haughey has been director of the Kilbryde Hospice in Lanarkshire. She has committed herself to bringing communities together to co exist socially and culturally. She was awarded the Loving Cup in October 2015 by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and in 2016 was winner of the Woman of Influence Award. In June 2016 Lady Susan Haughey received a CBE.
As the Queen’s representative, her duties as Lord-Lieutenant will include organising and escorting all official royal visits and briefing the Queen’s private office about issues relating to Lanarkshire. She will also present Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology and Queen’s Scout and Guide awards and present decorations when the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture.