East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy

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The Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants are keen to support and visit organisations, charities and businesses across the County and to meet people who are doing great things for their local community. The Lieutenancy is keen to attend voluntary and charity initiatives, award ceremonies and community functions.

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 using the form below

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    The Lord-Lieutenant

    The Role of The Lord-Lieutenant

    The Lord-Lieutenant is an important non-political representative of the county, helping to encourage and promote the good of the community through the voluntary and civic life of the county. It is an honorary appointment.

    Lord-Lieutenants and their Deputy Lieutenants are among the oldest public offices in England. Their duties include:

    • formally receiving The King, members of the Royal Family or heads of state when they visit the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull
    • acting on behalf of The King in presenting awards and honours
    • maintaining links with the armed forces and emergency services
    • supporting the civic life of the county, working with local councils and agencies, the emergency services, schools, charities and the voluntary sector.

    Mr. James Dick, OBE

    HM Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire

    Mr. Dick was appointed HM Lord-Lieutenant on 3 November 2019. He had a highly successful career with the Hull-based medical device company Smith and Nephew, the last seven years as Global President of the Wound Management Division.

    Since retirement, he has invested considerable time and energy into voluntary work, most notably as the co-founder and Chair of CatZero, a charity which has transformed the lives of young people and families living in some of the most deprived communities in the region.

    He has also served as Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hull; founder and Chair of Trustees of the Smile Foundation, supporting local charities; a co-founder and director of local radio station KCFM and co-founder and former Chair of the Bondholders, an organisation responsible for marketing the Humber region.

    He has also held a range of non-executive directorships with private and listed companies.

    Vice Lord-Lieutenant

    The Role of The Vice Lord-Lieutenant

    The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject to the approval of The King, from one of the Deputies and lasts for an agreed period of time.

    The Vice Lord-Lieutenant takes on such duties as the Lord-Lieutenant may decide and can represent the Lord-Lieutenant for any function except the chairing of the Keeper of the Roles.

    Mr. Christopher Oughtred

    HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire

    Deputy Lieutenants (DLs)

    The Role of Deputy Lieutenants

    The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a team of Deputy Lieutenants to assist in supporting and promoting the Lieutenancy in the East Riding of Yorkshire and represent the Lord-Lieutenant at public duties when required to do so.

    Deputies do not receive payment for undertaking duties and their service to the county is entirely voluntary.

    Deputy Lieutenants are appointed for their service to the local community, county and national life and who reflect the diversity of the area.

    The number of Deputy Lieutenants vary according to the number of inhabitants within the Lieutenancy area.

    The Deputy Lieutenants for the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy are:

    • Mr. Hugh Bethell, DL
    • Mr. Christopher Blacksell, DL
    • Mr. Bryan Bradley, DL
    • Miss Patricia Dalby, DL
    • Sir Charles Forbes Adam, Bt, OBE, DL
    • Colonel David Fuller, OBE, DL, MNM
    • Mrs. Julie Good, DL
    • Mr. Nicholas Hildyard, DL, FCA
    • Mr. Andrew Horncastle, MBE, DL
    • Mr. Adrian Horsley, JP, DL
    • Mrs. Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan, DL, LLB(Hons)
    • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Middleton, DL
    • Brigadier Philip Mixer, OStJ, QVRM, TD, DL
    • Mrs. Deborah Oxley, OBE, DL
    • Mr. Nigel Pearson, DL
    • Professor Darryl Stephenson, DL, BA(Hons)
    • Air Commodore Ian Stewart, CBE, DL, BSc, FRAeS, RAF

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