East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy 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 Queen, 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 Queen 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 3rd 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 Queen, 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

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. John Bladon, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Bryan Bradley, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Timothy Dewhirst, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Patrick Farnsworth, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Charles Forbes Adam, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Colonel David Fuller, OBE, DL, MNM

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs. Julie Good, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Nicholas Hildyard, DL, FCA

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs. Lynne Hope, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Adrian Horsley, JP, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Stephen Larard, MBE, JP, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Sir Ian Macdonald of Sleat, Bt, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

His Honour Judge Michael Mettyear, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Middleton, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Brigadier Philip Mixer, PRM, OStJ, QVRM, TD, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Mr. Nigel Pearson, DL

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Professor Darryl Stephenson, DL, BA(Hons)

Role: Deputy Lieutenant

Air Commodore Ian Stewart, CBE, DL, BSc, FRAeS, RAF

Role: Deputy Lieutenant


Please note: the list of Lieutenancy Officers will be available from this page to download as a PDF as soon as possible.

Lieutenancy Administration

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