East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy

Welcome to the Lieutenancy of
the East Riding of Yorkshire

Mr. James Dick, OBE

Lord-Lieutenant serving the East Riding of Yorkshire

The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The King, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.

More about the Lord-Lieutenant

The Queen appointed Mr James Dick, OBE, as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the county of East Riding of Yorkshire to succeed The Hon. Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO, who stepped down on 2 November 2019.

The Lord-Lieutenant gives his time voluntarily to the role and is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the appointment of Justices of the Peace.

Supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants, the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy is keen to promote and support the many charities, civic, faith, voluntary, social and business organisations, activities across and maintains close links with our regional armed forces, so if you would like our support please do get in touch.

Upon his appointment, the Lord-Lieutenant said “I look forward to supporting the many diverse communities throughout the area, all of whom, I have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many in all walks of life.

”I would like to pay tribute to Dame Susan, who served as Lord-Lieutenant for over fourteen years.

”I very much look forward to serving the people of the county and with the support of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the Deputy Lieutenants, look forward to developing the work of the Lieutenancy and creating fresh opportunities.”

Image of The Hon. Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO and Mr James Dick, OBE

The Hon. Dame Susan Cunliffe-Lister, DCVO with Mr James Dick, OBE


I look forward to supporting the many diverse communities throughout the area, all of whom, I have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many in all walks of life.

New Year Honours 2023 List

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate the Hull and East Riding residents who have been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023.

Honours are a great way of thanking ordinary people doing extraordinary things and this would not be possible without people taking the time to nominate them.

Should you know of someone who deserves to be recognised in this way then please visit the Honours and Awards page where you can find out how to make a nomination.

We are delighted to announce the following have been recognised in HM The King's New Year Honours List 2023:

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr. Philip Batty of North Ferriby, Head of Ceremonies, Cultural Programmes and Queen's Baton Relay, 2022 Commonwealth Games for services to Sport and Culture.

Professor Kantilal Mardia of Swanland, Senior Research Professor at Leeds University for services to Statistical Science.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mrs, Kathryn Munson, Head, Probation Services, Hull and East Riding, National Probation Service, for services to the Criminal Justice System.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr. Kenneth Gill of Pocklington, for services to the community of Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Mrs. Susan Hickson-Marsay of Aldbrough, Pilot Launch Coxswain, Association British Ports, Chair, Station Manager and Training Officer, Hornsea Inshore Rescue for services to the community of Hornsea through safety at sea.

Ms. Sue Smyth of Hutton Cranswick for services to children and young people in care in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr. Paul Matson of Hessle, Founder, Hull 4 Heroes (H4H) for services to Veterans and Serving Armed Force Personnel.

The King’s Police Medal (KPM)

Mr. Lee Freeman, Humberside Chief Constable for services to policing.

If you know of someone who does great work in your local community and you wish to nominate them for an honour, please visit the UK Honours website.

See more Honours and Awards

Lieutenancy Area

The Lord-Lieutenant, for ceremonial purposes, covers both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull and is supported in the role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants.

In England and Wales, His Majesty The King, upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county as His Majesty’s personal representative within their area.

The Lord-Lieutenant holds office until they attain the age of 75 years.

There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants covering all areas of the United Kingdom, from Shetland to Cornwall and County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.

The office was established after the English Restoration in 1660, when a Lord-Lieutenant was appointed for each Riding of Yorkshire.

Since 1721, all Lord-Lieutenants have also been Custos Rotulorum of the East Riding of Yorkshire, and for part of the period also Lieutenants of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.

It was abolished on 31 March 1974 with the creation of the county of Humberside, but was re-created upon the abolition of Humberside on 1 April 1996.

Your Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes, comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.

The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The King, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

More about your Lieutenancy

How the Lieutenancy Can Help You

The ways in which the Lieutenancy can help you or your organisation, or be of service to the community:

  • Accepting suggestions for the attendance at Royal Garden Parties of individuals deserving recognition.
  • Arranging for the Lieutenancy to visit your organisation as a means to acknowledge the work being done.
  • Following a visit by the Lieutenancy, suggesting how the organisation might be included in the programme of a visiting member of the Royal Family to the county.
  • Advising on procedures and nominations for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
  • Giving advice on how any member of the public can make a nomination for a national honour; offering advice on the completion of the forms and supporting the honours nomination when referred back to the Lord-Lieutenant for comment.
  • Celebrating and encouraging volunteering, community service and the work of youth organisations.
  • Helping to promote your organisation, where appropriate, in media releases or speeches to assist with profile, recognition and fundraising.
  • Where deemed appropriate, and most likely in connection with a Lieutenancy visit, generating media coverage of an organisation's work.

Find out more about the options below:

Honours and Awards

Information about UK National Honours - The King's Awards for Enterprise, The King's Award for Voluntary Service, The Elizabeth Cross, and the process of downloading resources and forms for nominating people for awards, and information on how to nominate someone for a New Year or Birthday honour.

Find out more about Honours and Awards

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