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Service to celebrate the work of Lord-Lieutenant Sir John Peace

1 Mar 2024

We recently held a special service at Southwell Minster to celebrate the work of Sir John Peace who steps down from his role at Lord-Lieutenant on 2 March 2024. Sir John was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on 21 July 2012 to serve as Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire.

Sir John comes from Nottinghamshire mining stock and after education at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst joined GUS plc rising to become Chief Executive from 2000 to 2006. Within GUS plc he was responsible for the creation and growth of Experian plc the financial services company which is one of the largest employers in Nottinghamshire in which he was Chairman from 2006 to 2014.

He had a long and distinguished international career across the financial services, retail and technology sectors including the chairmanship of Burberry plc and Standard Chartered Bank plc. Locally he has continued as Chair of the Midland Engine. He has also had a long standing interest in education and served as a trustee of the Djanogly City Academy as well as Chair of the Board of Governors (and currently Chancellor) of Nottingham Trent University and is an Honorary Doctor of that University as well as of the University of Nottingham.

He was High Sheriff of the County in 2011/12, was knighted in 2011 for services to business and the voluntary sector and in 2023 was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order – an honour bestowed by the Sovereign personally significant as a recognition of Sir John’s service to the Crown and achievements whilst Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.

Thank you for everything you have done (and will continue to do so!) for Nottinghamshire Sir John!

You can watch the service on Southwell Minster's Youtube page

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