Deputy Lieutenants

The Lord-Lieutenant, with the approval of The Queen, appoints a number of Deputy Lieutenants from a wide variety of backgrounds and from across the Lieutenancy area. The Deputy Lieutenants can provide specialist local knowledge to the Lord-Lieutenant and assist her in performing her duties.

The number of Deputy Lieutenants is determined by the population of the Lieutenancy area and for this Lieutenancy the maximum number that can be appointed is 50

The duties of the Deputy Lieutenants include:

  • Suggesting people who might be invited to a Royal Garden Party
  • Suggesting suitable companies and voluntary groups etc for whom it may be relevant for a Royal visit to be organised
  • Encourage the submission of worthy applications from people and organisations for nominations for honours and Queen's Awards
  • Assess nominations for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service at the request of the Lord-Lieutenant
  • Attending citizenship ceremonies and remembrance services at the request of the Lord-Lieutenant

The current Deputy Lieutenants are listed below and they all use DL after their names:

Deputy Lieutenants

  • Mr Sandy Anderson CBE
  • Professor John H Anstee
  • Mr Alistair G Arkley CBE
  • Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
  • Mrs Anita Atkinson
  • Lord Barnard
  • Mr Peter Barron MBE
  • Mr Michael Barton QPM
  • Reverend Canon Jon Bell
  • Mr Ian G Bonas
  • Mr Peter Bowes
  • Mr Peter H Candler
  • Colonel Arthur W Charlton TD
  • Mr Peter M Cook
  • Mr John Cuthbert OBE
  • Colonel (Retired) Mrs Sheenah B Davies RRC,DStJ
  • Mr John Elliott MBE
  • Mrs Andrea H Flynn
  • Mrs Jennifer Flynn MBE
  • Mr Paul Garvin QPM
  • Dr Kate Gillen
  • Mrs Barbara Gubbins
  • Miss Miriam Harte
  • Professor A Pali S Hungin OBE
  • Mr Roger Kelly OBE
  • Major (Retired) Chris Lawton MBE
  • Dr Jon Levick
  • Mr Alasdair MacConachie OBE
  • Mr Andrew Martell
  • Mr Tom Maxfield
  • Dr Robert McManners OBE
  • Mrs Sareth Nainby-Luxmoore
  • Mr Frank Nicholson
  • Lady Nicholson
  • Mr Peter Olsen
  • Mr Michael Poole
  • The Hon James Ramsbotham
  • Miss Maura Regan OBE
  • Mrs Susan Robertson
  • Ms Pam Royle
  • Mr Jonathan Ruffer
  • Mr Alan J Smith OBE
  • Dame Dela Smith DBE
  • Mr Kingsley Smith OBE
  • Mr Simon Still
  • Mr Richard Tonks
  • Mrs Kate Welch OBE
  • Mr Mark White OBE
  • Mr Derek Winter

Honorary Deputy Lieutenants

  • Mr Harry Banks OBE
  • Mr John Burton MBE
  • Sir Peter Carr CBE
  • Professor John I Clarke OBE
  • Mr David Clifford
  • Mr Peter Dawson OBE
  • Mr A Neville Fairclough
  • Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bishop Auckland
  • Mr Simon Gray
  • Sir John Hall
  • Mr John Hamilton OBE
  • Mrs Judith Lund MBE
  • Colonel Graham C Mitchell TD
  • Sir Paul Nicholson KCVO, Kt
  • Sir Ronald Norman OBE
  • Mr Malcolm Pratt MBE
  • Mr Bernard Robinson OBE
  • Mrs Jennifer Robson OBE
  • Major William K Trotter CBE