To help carry out the wide range of duties, the Lord-Lieutenant is entitled to appoint up to 59
Deputy Lieutenants (DLs).
Deputy Lieutenants are residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (or living within 7 miles of the boundary) who have made a significant contribution to the well-being of the local or wider community through public life, charitable activity, voluntary service or the uniformed services. Like the Lord-Lieutenant, they are unpaid and undertake their duties on a voluntary basis. Their appointment does not terminate with the changing of the Lord-Lieutenant, but by statute they retire at age 75.
As representatives of the Crown, Deputy Lieutenants are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional and personal conduct at all times.
Juliette Abrams DL
Juliette was born in Nottingham and now lives in Beeston. Formerly a teacher, and followed by stints in two London Education Authorities, she has a lifelong interest in education. Juliette also represented the British Council in London, China and the Midlands, before working as Director in a local retail business. She has been a school governor, been involved in New Deal for Communities Radford and Hyson Green, is a founding member of the Independent Business Association and a Bank of England local business panel member.
More recently she became a lay member of Nottingham City Council School Appeals panel, a member of a local GPs’ surgery patient participation group and the Broxtowe Mayor’s Charity Fundraising Committee. She is married and has two adult children.
Edward Attenborough DL
Ed is the Managing Director of Attenborough Dental & Medical, a family-owned business formed over 100 years ago and is President of The Association of Dental Dealers Europe (ADDE). Ed is a Trustee of Fundays in Nottinghamshire and of the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travel Scholarship (NRMTS). Ed lives in Nottingham with his family and has lifelong experience supporting those with disability.
Anita Barker DL
Anita is a successful businesswoman in the food industry and champion for developing the careers of successful women at an executive level. She currently holds a number of non-executive roles and continues to support local business.
Dr Peter Barrett CBE DL
Peter spent 30 years as a General Practitioner in Beeston before he chaired Nottingham University Hospitals from 2006 to 2013, as well as other NHS bodies. He was appointed CBE in 2006 for services to the NHS and DL in 2009. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Medicine Degree from The University of Nottingham in 2014. Peter was previously Chair of the Framework Housing Association. He is married to Ros (retired dentist), residing in Wollaton, and has two sons.
Dr Jaswant Bilkhu DL
Jas is a Nottingham resident. He is a retired General Practitioner and Postgraduate Medical Dean at Nottingham University. He was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire from 2015-2016, is Chair of the British Indian Business Forum and has chaired numerous regional and national committees, as well as supporting many others. He is a Marie Curie patron for Nottinghamshire.
Michael Burrows DL
Mick lives in West Bridgford. He was Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council for seven years with over 42 years of public service in Nottinghamshire. He previously served on The Princes Trust, the Common Purpose Board and has chaired numerous Countywide Boards, including Community Safety, Economic and Health related. Currently Chairman of the Nottingham Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship and a Commissioner for the West Bridgford Growth Board. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from The University of Nottingham in 2015.
Edward Cantle CBE DL
Edward (Ted) lives in Wollaton. He was the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council until 2001 and has served as Chairman of the Queens Medical Centre NHS Trust and Sport Nottinghamshire, as Deputy Chairman of the Environment Agency, and is currently Chairman of the Nottingham Castle Trust. He also supports the charitable sector to promote environmental and social sustainability, and is a visiting Professor at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
Graham Cartledge CBE DL
Graham lives in Caunton. He is the Chairman of Benoy Ltd, international architects and designers founded in Nottinghamshire in 1947, and is a true 'Ambassador' for the British Creative Industries and British business across the globe. He was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2014-2015, is and Founder and Co-Chair of The Benoy Foundation Charitable Trust and is a past Board Member of 'Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres'.
Dr Nigel Chapman DL
Nigel Chapman lives in Edwalton. He is a retired Nottinghamshire Coroner, having held the post for 20 years. He is President of Mechanics, Chairman of the Roosevelt Foundation, Ambassador for the Nottinghamshire Hospice, a Member of the Community Engagement Board for the Army Cadet Force, a School Trustee, an Honorary Professor for Derby University and National Assessor for Referees in Rugby Union. He is married with two children.
Martin Clegg DL
Martin was born and raised in Northumberland.
Having completed his degree in Marine Science he followed his father’s advice to explore the world and joined the Royal Navy.
His service took him around the world; the many highlights included a 2-year posting to Hong Kong where he met his future wife, Mary, and several deployments to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica.
On retirement from the Royal Navy, Martin continued his Naval Service with the Royal Naval Reserve. He was commanding Officer of HMS Sherwood for 5 years and was committed to developing strong ties with the East Midlands Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (EMRFCA) and local businesses and communities. He was a senior member of the Naval Reserve group which provided advice and expertise to the Naval Service on regional and employer engagement, including the Armed Forces Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme.
Martin lives in West Bridgford, close to his daughter and her family.
Tracey Davenport JP DL
Tracey has worked in the family haulage business since 1990. She has specialised in setting up Rail Terminals in the Midlands, so combining Rail with Road to improve sustainability and environmental impact. She attained her HGV Licence in 1993 and her Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage in 1994. Tracey joined the NSPCC as a volunteer fundraiser in 2001 and is now Chair of the Mansfield District and Treasurer of the North Nottinghamshire branch. She was appointed as an Honorary Member of Council in 2019.
In 2018 Tracey was sworn in as a Magistrate and sits regularly on the Nottinghamshire Bench in Adult Crime Courts. Tracey lives with Nick, her long term partner and has 3 daughters. Tracey's passion is horses and the outdoors and regularly competes along with her family at weekends. Tracey is the Light Horse Secretary of the Southwell Ploughing Match, a society she joined as a committee member in 1991. Tracey was born in Pleasley, a small village just outside Mansfield, where she currently resides. She loves to walk the family's dogs and also provides homes for rescued animals including cats and donkeys.
Anita Davies DL
Anita is founder and Managing Director of In2People, a nationally acclaimed Human Resources and Organisational Development Consultancy based in Nottingham. A former HR Director, her client portfolio is long and impressive and covers a range of sectors within the UK and abroad.
Anita supports several charitable organisations and is a Non-Executive Director for an NHS Health and Social Care provider where she chairs two committees. Anita is also a former adviser to the chair of the board of a national children’s charity and a board member of a further education college.
Passionate about Equity and Inclusion in the workplace, Anita has helped to transform the recruitment practices and organisational culture for clients operating in the health sector, higher education, local government, charitable sector and social housing to name a few. A chartered fellow of the CIPD, Anita takes an avid interest in leading edge developments within the HR field.
Nick Ebbs DL
Nick is a chartered surveyor and Vice Chairman of Igloo Regeneration Ltd, specialists in developing sustainable places and buildings. He has extensive experience of sustainable property development, funding, investment, urban design and regeneration in both the public and private sectors and through various non-executive positions in other organisations. He is former High Sheriff of Nottingham and Chair of the Nottingham Growth Board.
Peter Emerson DL
Peter was born in Nottingham and lived most of his early life on the Clifton Estate attending Fairham Comprehensive school. In the early 1970’s he joined a local concrete construction products company as a trainee surveyor and continued his education at Basford Hall College completing his studies at Trent Polytechnic. His career in the construction industry spans over 50 years during which time he was the Chief Operating Officer of one of Europe’s largest steel construction companies and, following retirement from the specialist sector seven years ago, has been a Director of one of the UK’s major construction companies and is a Non-Executive Director of a Yorkshire based steel specialist. Peter is an Ambassador of the Nottinghamshire Hospice and a Governor of Portland College. When time permits, he is a keen fisherman and enjoys his garden.
Amanda Farr DL
Amanda has worked in mental health in the NHS for over 38 years, latterly as a clinical lead for the primary care mental health services in the City and County. She now works for the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, a specialist mental health and addiction service for Health Professionals, and is a partner in Mental Health Consultancy, Sweeney, Farr and Sirrs. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham.
Her special interests in the voluntary sector are mental health, learning disability and the arts. She is Chair of the board of Nottingham Playhouse, a patron of the mental health charities, Improving Lives and Nottinghamshire Rural Support and a trustee of Portland College a further education College for those with physical, intellectual disability and neuro diversity. The link between mental health improvement and participation in the arts is of particular interest. She is also a trustee of the Thomas Farr Charitable Trust.
Previously in the county she has been chair of Mind, New Perspectives Theatre Company and a fundraiser and trustee for the NSPCC due to the emotional well-being of children having a direct link to their adult mental health. In the past she has been a trustee for many years of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.
She has been married to Tim since 1987. They have 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Professor Dean Fathers DL
Dean is a serial entrepreneur with a portfolio of roles in commercial health organisations. He was formerly Chair of NHS Bassetlaw and subsequently of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He has also served on the boards of the Nottinghamshire Health Action Zone and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, an honorary Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health and a Visiting Professor of Healthcare Leadership at the University of Nottingham Business School.
A former reservist, Dean still sits on the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Board. He is Chair of the East Midlands Regional Employers Engagement Group for the RFCA based in Nottingham and an active supporter of military and mental health charities.
In addition Dean is a trustee and Governor of Portland College based in Mansfield; a member of Public Health England's Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Board for the Midlands; a member of the Midlands Engine Health Board and on the Midland Engine Mental Health Productivity Pilot strategic steering group.
Dean is married to Tamasin and lives in Wellingore, east of Newark.
Trevor Fletcher DL
Trevor resides in Melton Mowbray. He is Director of Talecho, a Technical and Regulatory service provider to the Natural Gas alternative Vehicle fuels market, and Director of a Commercial Property business in South Nottingham. He has previously served as Chairman on the Nottingham Business Engagement Group and as Board member on the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. He is an Acting Board Member of the Natural Gas Vehicle Association Europe.
Nicholas Forman Hardy DL
Nicolas has a background in farming, having studied at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He spent 30 years at the Nottingham Evening Post, with the last six years as Chairman. He is a Non-Executive Director of Hardy & Hanson Ltd, Brewery and set up T. Bailey Asset Management in 1999. He is currently Chairman of T. Bailey Holdings, the owner of T. Bailey Fund Services Limited and T. Bailey Asset Management Limited as well as Chairman of the Forman Hardy Charitable Trust and a Pension Trustee. He is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Liell Francklin DL
Liell Francklin lives in Gonalston. He was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2012-13.
He is a Chartered Surveyor with a strong interest in rural affairs. He is Branch President of CPRE, the Countryside Charity, Nottinghamshire.
Mark Goldby DL
Mark has nearly 30 years of experience in the High-Tech Electronics industry, initially with corporate giants GPT & Siemens and until March 2019 as co-founder and part-owner of SMS Electronics and SMS Product Services – two successful award winning, Nottinghamshire-based companies.
Mark is a board member of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and is also Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network, which was established in 2013 to champion the strength and diversity of Manufacturers from the City and County. He also sits on a number of regional and local advisory boards supporting the manufacturing sector.
Mark is also Trustee of charitable organisations in Nottinghamshire such as the Nottingham Community Foundation (NCF) and The Karen Green Foundation.
Christine Goldstraw OBE DL
Christine Goldstraw lives in Normanton on the Wolds.
Following retirement as Executive Director at Nottingham City Hospital was appointed and served as Chair of Nottinghamshire Probation and a JP for 10 years. Currently Chair of Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Panel, and Director of Djanogly Learning Trust.
Awarded an OBE for services to Probation and Criminal Justice.
Neil Gorman DL
Bio to follow
Professor Sir David Greenaway DL
Sir David served as Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham for almost a decade until 2017, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. A Professor of Economics, Sir David was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy and has acted as an advisor to the World Bank, European Commission and United Nations.
David's contributions to public policy include Chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, various NHS Board appointments, and major reviews for Government, including of uninsured driving, and more recently the way in which doctors are trained in the four countries of the UK.
Among Sir David's current appointments are Member of the Council of the University of Cambridge; Member of the Council of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research; and Chair of the Nottingham Education Improvement Board.
Sir Robert Hildyard Kt KC DL
Sir Robert was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1977 and joined Lincoln's Inn in 1994. He was appointed a King's Counsel in 1994, deputy judge of the High Court from 2002 to 2011, bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 2005 and was attorney-general to the Duchy of Lancaster from 2008 to 2011. He has been a judge of the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) since 2011.
Colonel Nicholas Hile DL
Nick completed a full career in the Army retiring as a colonel after 37 years having served in UK, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. During his service he was privileged to command East Midlands Universities OTC based in Nottingham, and in retirement was appointed the Honorary Colonel. He is also
Chairman of East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Trustee of the South Nottinghamshire Hussars Association.
Nick is married to Rosemary who is a retired teacher, and they live in West Hallam.
Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE DL
Musharraf is an Islamic scholar and the Chief Executive of Karimia Institute Nottingham, a Trustee of Muslim hands, and was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2008 for his services to community relations in Britain. Formerly he was the Chairman of the Christian Muslim forum (2008-10), the Director of the PGCE teacher training course and Vice Chair of the association of Muslim schools (2000-2003), and he trained and worked as a research scientist before becoming a full-time Imam and Islamic teacher.
Musharraf has written and published a series of comprehensive textbooks and workbooks for Quran schools, has translated and written twenty books and over three hundred articles about traditional Islamic teachings to help Muslims practice their religion, and released a new translation of the Quran, 'Majestic Reading' in plain English 2017.
Mohinder (Peter) Johal DL
Peter has been living in Nottingham for over 61 years. He graduated from Surrey University in Mechanical Engineering. He initially developed the family clothing business of manufacturing and retail but is currently in Hospitality with 3 hotels and a strong property portfolio. He is a Trustee of Nottingham Castle and a keen golfer. He has 3 children and one grandson.
Cherryl Lacey JP DL
Born in Africa, Cherryl moved with her family to Nottingham as a child in the early 1960’s and has lived in various parts of Nottingham including St Anns, Bestwood Estate and Bestwood Village.
Having trained as a Nursery Nurse and then a General Nurse, she retired after careers in both Nursing and Education. She is married and now lives in Mansfield. She has two children and 3 grandchildren.
For some years she volunteered and ran a mother and Toddler group in the community of Mansfield.
Cherryl has been a Justice of the Peace for 24 years, appointed to both the Family and the Criminal benches. During this time has served as Deputy and then Chair of the magistrates Nottinghamshire Bench between 2019-2023.
As part of Magistrates in the Community, Cherryl is actively engaged in working with young people in schools and Colleges in the county visiting with the emergency services to undertake workshops about Road safety, driving awareness issues and explaining the work of magistrates.
She supports several charitable organisations that promote the preservation of our historical buildings and the environment.
Nicholas Linney DL
Nick lives in Farnsfield. He is a big believer and supporter of family businesses and works with a number of them, including the Institute for Family Business. He is also Chair of the Board of Governors at the Samworth Academy in Mansfield. He loves his family, gadgets and classic cars.
Sandeep Mahal MBE DL
Sandeep has over ten years’ experience of working at senior levels in the arts, libraries and cultural sector. She is currently Leadership Associate at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Director of Sector Change at People Make it Work. Previously, she was the Founding Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature where she oversaw the development and growth of Nottingham as a vital place for creative exchange and celebration for literature, provided creative and strategic leadership of a new organisation and chaired the international UNESCO Cities of Literature Network. She was previously seconded to The Space and spent ten years in public libraries in Sandwell.
She is a board member of the Nottingham Board of Culture and Creativity and has recently joined the Broadmarsh Advisory Panel. She serves as a trustee on the Boards of Spread the Word and the Women’s Prize Trust which has administered the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 25 years.
Val Mattinson DL
Valerie (Val) is the Founder and CEO of multi award winning event planning company, Benessamy Wedding & Event Design. Having qualified as a solicitor and spending many years working in the public sector in legal and corporate affairs, she launched Benessamy in 2011.
Val previously served as a Non-Executive Director of the Gedling Primary Care Trust and the Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group. She has also been a School Governor and Chair of Governors at a number of schools in Nottinghamshire and a board member of a Further Education college.
Anthony May OBE DL
Anthony was Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council and Clerk to the Lord-Lieutenant from April 2015 to August 2022, with responsibility for the council’s £1.1 billion budget and around 18,000 staff who work directly and indirectly for the council. He was also Chair of the Midlands Engine Operating Board for five years and Chair of the Association of County Council Chief Executives for over two years.
Anthony was also one of the nine chief executive leads (representing the East Midlands) who worked with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on the response to Covid-19 and the strategic direction of local government.
Currently Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals.
He was awarded an OBE in The Birthday 2023 honours list for services to local government.
Judith Naake MBE DL
Judy is a successful entrepreneur from Nottinghamshire, renowned for building the St Tropez brand from a zero base to a multimillion-pound company within ten years. She actively supports the development of entrepreneurs as well as many charitable organisations including the Nottinghamshire Hospice and cancer charity, Maggie’s Nottingham. Judy received a MBE in 2018 for her services to Entrepreneurship, the community and philanthropy.
Andrea O'Donnell DL
Lives in Oxton, Nottinghamshire and family has owned land at Oxton for 450 years where they continue to farm.
Governor of a State Nursery for a few years.
Involved with the family farming business and have been a Trustee since 1993.
also a Trustee of another Nottinghamshire Estate.
Member of the CLA (Country Land & Business Association) Nottinghamshire Committee, becoming Vice-Chairman in 2013-6 and Chairman in 2016-9.
Member of the Southwell branch of the RNLI
Involved with ad hoc fundraising events for different charities over the years.
Keen interest in history, particularly relating to Nottinghamshire, family, and naval, as well as rural affairs of the County.
Mark Onyett DL
Mark is a Nottinghamshire Entrepreneur who is founder of TDX Group in Nottingham and a current partner at Blenheim Chalcot. He is an advisory board member for the University of Nottingham Business School and for Nottingham Business School (a part of Nottingham Trent University). He is a flight instructor and examiner at Tollerton Airport and has also been involved in the Vale First Responders as a responder and trustee.
Jean Pardoe OBE DL
Jean Pardoe is from Lambley and her working life has centred on education, training and skills, having led both Connexions and the Futures companies in Nottinghamshire. She has retained her interest in supporting young people, including as Chair of Governors of a local school.
William Parente CBE DL
William lives in North Nottinghamshire. He is Director of the Welbeck Estates Company, Chair of The Harley Foundation, a member of The Goldsmiths’ Company, Trustee of the City and Guilds of London Art School, Trustee of Burghley House Estate, The Skylark Trust and is Honorary Treasurer of The Historic Houses Association and past High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.
Alison Swan Parente MBE DL
Alison is founder and Chair of the Trustees at the School of Artisan Food at Welbeck, North Nottinghamshire. She is a retired child psychotherapist and sits on the boards of several local and national charitable foundations.
Alex Peace-Gadsby OBE DL
Alex is a Mansfield born entrepreneur and prolific volunteer who is passionate about making a difference to the opportunities available for young people. She is former Chief Commissioner of England for the Scouts; Vice Chair of Youth United Foundation, supporting 1.5 million people to be involved in uniformed youth organisations across the UK; and is Chair of the charity Parentkind, supporting parental engagement in education across the UK, including through the UK’s PTA network which fundraises in excess of £122m for schools annually. Locally, she is Chair of The Inspire and Achieve Foundation, supporting young people who are not in employment, education or training across the County and is Vice-Chair at St Giles School in Retford, an aspirational and inspirational school for pupils between the ages of 3 and 18 with an Education Health and Care Plan.
Professor Edward Peck CBE DL
Edward is Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University and a member of the Board of Universities UK. He is currently President of the Nottinghamshire and Newark Agricultural Society and a member of the Executive Board of the Midlands Engine.
Veronica Pickering DL
Veronica was born in Kenya and moved to England with her parents in the late 1960’s. She worked for 25 years as a Social Worker, Children's Guardian and as an International Child Protection Consultant for the UN and many NGO’s across Africa, where she worked with non-government organisations and the judiciary, supporting vulnerable people and their families in the UK and across Africa. She now works as an Executive Coach and Mentor with a number of companies and organisations across the UK. She is the first black woman and Kenyan to be appointed the Royal Air Force (RAF) Honorary Air Commodore in the UK.
Veronica is a strong supporter of the arts and wildlife conservation charities and is Trustee of the RSPB and Nottinghamshire YMCA (Robin Hood Group) and is Ambassador for The Woodland Trust, UK RAF Museums and the Mojatu Foundation Nottingham. She is also visiting Professor to Lincoln International Business School. In 2022 she was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (M.B.S) by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Veronica is married to Nottinghamshire born Artist Roy Pickering.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford GCB CBE DL
Born and educated in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Sir Andrew joined the Royal Air Force in 1977 as a Support Helicopter pilot. He took command of his Service as Chief of the Air Staff in July 2013 and served a full 3 years in post, overseeing the Royal Air Force's contribution to operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. He led the successful Air input to the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015.
A long-serving trustee of the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, Sir Andrew is also a trustee of the Royal Air Force Museum, Vice-Patron of the Forces Employment Charity (RFEA), Vice-President of the Forces Pensions Society, President of No 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron, Air Cadets and President of the Marquis of Granby Cheese Society.
Nadeem Raza DL
Nadeem, a mathematics and computer science graduate from Newcastle University, joined Microlise in 1986 and subsequently led the company’s management buyout in 2008. As well as being the CEO for Microlise Group he also serves as a Non-Executive Director for AIM-listed Trakm8. He was recognised in the Financial Times “top 100 BAME leaders in technology 2018."
Nadeem also actively engages in industry collaboration with the RHA, Innovate UK and Nottingham University. Through Microlise, he has supported numerous charities including Transaid, Think Logistics, and also the Road to Logistics, a charity jointly founded with the RHA.
Tim Reddish CBE DL
Tim is a multi-medallist Paralympic swimmer and former Chair of the British Paralympic Association between 2008 and 2017. He continues to volunteer in sport with an expertise in supporting disability sport, including supporting British Blind Sport and as a Governing Board member of the International Paralympic Committee. He is involved at a local level in partnership with a visually impaired charity, My Sight, getting visually impaired people out cycling on Tandems.
Janet Richardson MBE DL
Janet has spent her working life in Nottinghamshire.
She is a founding trustee of the national charity SkillForce, successfully bringing the headquarters to be based in the county. As its Royal Patron, Prince William has encouraged the development of the Prince William Award for children between the ages of 7 and 13.
Janet also chaired the Woodard Board of Academies for six years and oversaw the creation of five Woodard Academies aiming to promote a Christian education working alongside the Woodard charity of private and voluntary aided schools across the country. She received an MBE for outstanding services to the community and education.
She has been a Justice of the Peace for twenty-six years and is a member of the Cathedral Council for Southwell Minster.
Colonel T S Richmond OBE TD DL
Tim is the former Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, he was appointed in 2008 until 2022 and has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 1990. He was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire from 2002-2003.
A Chartered Accountant he spent 32 years in private practice, including serving as UK Managing Partner and subsequently International Chairman of his firm, he is now a consultant in business strategy, direction and performance and serves as a non-executive chairman and director of companies and organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
In the public and voluntary sectors, he is currently Chair of Futures which is jointly owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council providing careers and employment advice and a director of Nimbus: Disability Consultancy supporting access facilities for disabled people.
He was Chair of Portland College, a training college for the disabled based near Mansfield and is a former Patron of the Nottinghamshire Hospice, and a former member of the Southwell Minster Cathedral Council, the Cathedral Chapter and Council of Friends.
He has previously served as Deputy Chairman of Nottingham Trent University, a Competition Commissioner and member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, a Director of Nottingham Health Authority, a governor of New College Nottingham and a board member of the Chartered Management Institute.
A former officer in the Royal Artillery, Territorial Army/Army Reserve, he is Honorary Colonel of the South Notts Hussars Yeomanry and was Commanding Officer of the East Midlands Universities Officers Training Corps and Deputy Commander of 49 (East) and 54 (Home Defence) Brigades before serving as County Commandant of Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force and subsequently Chairman of the National Board of the Council of Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
Professor Jenny Saint DL
Jenny Saint lives in Radcliffe-on-Trent. She was appointed Emeritus Professor at Nottingham Trent University, after 33 years in land-based education at Brackenhurst.
She served for 30 years as a Magistrate on the Nottingham Bench, where she was involved in adult and youth justice and magistrate training; and for 6 years was Chair of Governors at Nottingham Girls' High School.
An active Council member of the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agriculture Society, she has also chaired a number of local, regional and national committees, linked to land-based and allied subjects education and training. She is also involved in charity fund-raising through judging home produce at shows and local events.
Surinder Samra DL
Bio to follow
Nora Senior CBE DL
Currently Chair of East Midlands Freeport, Chair of Edinburgh College and Vice Chair of Council at University of Nottingham.
A former Businesswoman of the Year, Nora has held a number of senior executive leadership positions, latterly as Group Executive Chair of global communications and government relations consultancy, Weber Shandwick. As part of the EMEA senior leadership team had oversight of 3,500 employees in 126 offices in 81 countries. Her non-executive portfolio includes Board Member of the International Chambers of Commerce, Member of the General Council of the World Chambers Federation and external member of the House of Lords Commission.
Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for services to British business.
Miranda Seymour DL
Celebrated as a biographer, novelist, memoir writer and critic, has been a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, In My Father’s House. Her many acclaimed biographies include: A Ring of Conspirators, an innovative study of Henry James and his literary circle; Ottoline Morrell: Life on a Grand Scale; Robert Graves: Life on the Edge; Mary Shelley; In Byron’s Wake, The Bugatti Queen and I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys
David Sneath TD DL
David was born in Twickenham and came to the Midlands in 1954 as a child, living in the City for 3 years. After University, he returned to Nottingham to practice at the Bar. In 1992 he became a Chairman of Industrial Tribunals and in 1998 the Regional Chairman in Leeds, later Regional Employment Judge. He retired as a Regional Employment Judge in 2010 and served for 5 years as a part-time Employment Judge before finally retiring.
David also had a parallel career in the Territorial Army, serving in the 3rd Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment which he commanded between 1991 and 1994. Promoted to Colonel in 1994, he volunteered for service as an operational lawyer serving with the US Staff Judge Advocates at the Corps HQ outside Baghdad for 5 months in 2006. He was awarded the US Bronze Star for his service.
He was installed as High Sheriff 2017-2018.
David S Stewart OBE DL
David lives in Nottingham. His is the former Head Teacher of Oak Field School in Nottingham and has 46 years of working with children and adults with learning disabilities locally and nationally. He passionately champions the Arts for people with disabilities.
His Honour Michael Stokes QC DL
Michael lives in North Leicestershire (just over the county boundary). He is formerly Resident Judge at Nottingham Crown Court and Recorder of Nottingham. He is still sitting as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Mental Health Tribunals).
Michael is also Honorary Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University, formerly governor of two Nottingham Schools and currently a governor of Ratcliffe College. He is interested in education and mental health issues. He is married with two grown up children.
Judith Swann QVRM DL RNR
Judith lives in Bingham. She is currently a Magistrate on the Nottinghamshire Bench and Chair of SSAFA Nottinghamshire as well as Divisional Vice President for the NSPCC and has been a fundraiser on the Bingham committee for over 40 years.
She is a Member of Seafarers UK committee having previously served in the Royal Naval Reserve for 35 years and commanded HMS Sherwood.
Jane Todd OBE DL
Jane is is currently the Chair of One Nottingham (a cross sectoral strategic partnership), SmallSteps Big Change (a £50 million lottery funded project for all under 5s in 4 Nottingham wards) and Opportunity Nottingham (a £12 million lottery funded project for complex needs). She is also formerly Regional Director of Government Office East Midlands and Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council.
Professor Shearer West CBE DL
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham.
A number of international roles, most recently acting as main panel chair for the national research assessment exercise for Humanities in Norway and serving on the steering group to introduce impact into the Excellence in Research (ERA) exercise in Australia.
Currently a member of the Boards of Universities UK and the Russell Group, Shearer is also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery in London and a Trustee of King Edward’s Foundation Independent Schools Governing Body in Birmingham. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Historical Society.
Nicola Weston DL
Nicky is Vice Chair of the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, an Ambassador for the Nottinghamshire Hospice and is Honorary Colonel of the Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force. She is also former Chair of the Nottinghamshire Cancer Research Special Events Committee, School Governor, and has served on the Nottinghamshire Board of The Princes’ Trust. She was High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2013-14.