Deputy Lieutenants come from all walks of life and all parts of the County and are honoured for their contribution to the Nation and/or the County.
The Eyes & Ears Of The Lieutenancy
There are a maximum of 70 other Deputy Lieutenant appointments. That may sound a lot but Kent has 1.7 million people- 25,000 per Deputy – and many villages and towns.
The Lord Lieutenant leads this influential network of Deputy Lieutenants and provides the organisation for their individual networks to interlock for the benefit of Kent’s varied communities.
Their local and specialist knowledge and experience is increasingly being used to positive effect in key sectors ranging from education to youth services, and from business to the rural economy.
They are the eyes and ears of the Lieutenancy in our local communities and liaise closely with the local authorities with whom we have much common cause.
They advise on events potentially warranting Royal visits, on how local people can put forward others suitable for honours or for invitations to Buckingham Palace Garden Parties, and on anniversaries warranting a message from The Queen.
They also advise on how community organisations can gain recognition in The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award recognises the vital role played by the thousands of unsung heroes of the voluntary and community world which we in the Lieutenancy believe it is important to celebrate and encourage.
Deputy Lieutenants By Location
Sir George Jessel DL
Link DL for Ashford
Born in Ashford, Kent. Short Service Commission with 15/19 Hussars. Senior partner in fully diversified family farm. Life Governor Kent County Agricultural Society, Patron and Governor Hadlow College, Chairman The Agricultural Museum Brook, Trustee RASE, Trustee KWES, Hon. Treasurer of The Farmers Club, Court Assistant Worshipful Company of Farmers, Kent Ambassador.
Mrs Geraldine Allinson OBE DL
Geraldine was born and brought up in Kent. She has been Chairman of the KM Media Group since 2006, is a Non-Executive Director of the PA Group (parent company of the Press Association) and a Past President of the Newspaper Society.
Mrs Jane Ashton DL
Former teacher and school Chaplain (lay). High Sheriff of Kent 2018-2019. Jane is currently a trustee of Huggens College and Together Kent; co-chair of Communities and Partnerships, Canterbury Diocese, and Patron of DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services) and Safer Communities Alliance.
Brigadier (Retd) Nick Baveystock OBE DL
Nick Baveystock was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Kent in June 2019 and has been Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 2011. He served as a Royal Engineer in the British Army for over 25 years. He operated across the world, commanding a regiment in Kosovo, Bosnia, and in Iraq, before further service in Iraq as Chief of Staff Multinational Division (South East) and then as Chief Engineer. Staff tours included terms in the UK MOD and in Kosovo. His final appointment was as a Brigadier leading the £3.2 bn RSME Public Private Partnership. He has wide experience of delivering large engineering programmes; notably nearly 10 years leading international post conflict reconstruction and development in Southern Iraq and the Balkans. He is on the boards of Engineering UK, Mid Kent College Training Services, is Vice Chair of Thomas Telford Ltd, an alumnus of the Royal College of Defence Studies and Vice President of the Institution of Royal Engineers.
Mr Michael Bax DL
Practicing land agent and widely involved in Kent’s rural economy with chairmanships and trusteeships in a number of related organisations. Chairman Kent Wildlife Trust. Past High Sheriff.
His Honour Judge Jeremy Carey DL
Practising barrister from 1974 to 2002. Now Resident Judge at Maidstone Crown Court and Honorary Recorder of Maidstone. Special interest in Kent Magistracy. Member of the Parole Board and visiting tutor-judge at the Judicial College, Warwick University.
Sir Stephen Deuchar CBE DL
Trustee of the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate and a Trustee of the arts organization Creative Folkestone. He was founding Director of Tate Britain for twelve years from 1998, before becoming Director of the Art Fund, the national charity for art. There he launched the National Art Pass and several new grant schemes to support museum collections and their curators across the UK. In 2020 he led the fundraising appeal to save Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, for the nation.
Mrs Kate Fenwick DL
Chair of the Development Committee and Trustee of Rochester Cathedral Trust. Trustee of Huggens College providing Almshouse accommodation in Northfleet. Raises funds for mental health in the county through Kent Minds. School Governor of Wellesley House Broadstairs.
Mrs Jane Loudon DL
Former schools governor including a free school. Former Trustee of Avante Partnership, providing specialist care homes for dementia. Trustee of Huggens College Almshouse Community, Northfleet. Member of Board of Directors of Stour Music Festival. Patron of Kent Minds.
Nicholas Marden Esq LVO DL
After a sort Service Commission in the Army, he worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a diplomat from 1974 to 2011. He was then appointed Private Secretary to HRH The Duke of Kent, during which time he worked with a number of national charities. He retired in 2018.
Her Honour Adèle Williams DL
Adèle Williams is Resident Judge at Canterbury Crown Court. She is interested in all aspects of the Criminal Justice System in Kent.
Mr Stephen Kingsman DL
Link DL for Canterbury
Former Chairman of the Denne Construction Group. Served as Chairman of the Kent T.E.C., Canterbury F.E. College and Non Executive Director of other business and vocational training organisations. Kent Ambassador and enthusiastic supporter of Kent-based charities.
Paul Barrett Esq MBE DL
Paul was born and brought up in Kent. He is Chairman of the family-owned motor retail business which has been established over 120 years. Paul served as High Sheriff of Kent from 2019-2020. He is a Freeman of the City of Canterbury, a Trustee of The Canterbury Cathedral Trust and has recently retired as a Trustee of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex Charity after 9 years. Paul is Deputy Chair of the Kent Ambassadors a member of the Kent & Medway Business Advisory Board and is involved with HMP Swaleside’s Employment Advisory Board.
Colonel Jane Carey-Harris TD VR DL
Jane trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and retired after a forty year career in the NHS. Commanded a national medical unit in the Army Reserves. Appointed the Territorial Army’s Queen’s Honorary Nurse in 2012. Active member of the RBL (Canterbury) and the South East RFCA. Jane is a Trustee to St John’s and St Nicholas’ Almshouses, Canterbury. Jane is a Liveryman in the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and Upper Warden in The Worshipful Company of Nurses, due to become Master in 2024.
Mr Desmond Crampton DL
Retired from a ports and harbours company whose assets included the River Medway. Served on several county economic development bodies. Founded Lorenden Preparatory School and helped establish the Isle of Sheppey Academy. A Vice President of Demelza Hospice Care for Children after more than a decade as a trustee including six years as chairman. A non-executive company director.
Air Marshal (Retd) Christopher Nickols CB CBE DL
Chris Nickols was born and brought up in Kent. After a full career in the RAF, starting as a fast-jet pilot and finishing as Chief of Defence Intelligence, he moved into the charity world as Controller (Chief Executive) of the RAF Benevolent Fund for 4 years. He is now Chairman of the Governors of St Edmund’s School Canterbury, President of Kent Wing of the Air Cadets and a volunteer at Canterbury Cathedral.
Professor Rama Thirunamachandran OBE DL
Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Canterbury Christ Church University acquiring the former Prison site in Canterbury and the establishing the School of Engineering the joint Kent and Medway Medical School. Non-Executive Director of the Medway Foundation NHS Trust and a Kent Ambassador. Member of the Universities UK Board and Chair of the MillionPlus, the Association of Modern Universities. Previously Chair of the Higher Education Academy, member of the UCAS Board and Director at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Mr Kelvin R Holford DL
Link DL for Dartford
County Commissioner for Kent Scouts since 2002. Involved with Scouting in Kent for more than 30 years, working as a leader with six to 25-year-olds. Outside scouting, a project manager in the construction industry.
The Reverend Martin Henwood MA DL
Vicar of Holy Trinity, Dartford since 1993. Bishop of Rochester’s Advisor for Thames Gateway. Founder of Whole Community Works, an Interfaith Community Development Trust, inspiring collaborative action between people of faith and goodwill. Previously Chair of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust 2000 – 2006.
Mr Gurvinder Sandher MBE DL
Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus and CEO of the KECC (Kent Equality Cohesion Council). With over 20 years’ experience in the sector, he works extensively across Kent in partnership with both voluntary and statutory sectors to promote community cohesion, engagement with diverse communities, eliminate discrimination and tackle inequalities. Cohesion Plus was formed in 2008 to compliment the work he was already doing around equality and diversity. He has a long record of working with key public sector partners from local district councils, to parish councils to county councils, Kent Police, schools, universities and health service providers around diversity and community engagement. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion within the arts sector and champions increased visibility for ethnic minority artists and organisations. He is also a Kent Ambassador as well as a Non-Executive of the Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board.
Lord Northbourne DL
Link DL for Dover
Lord Northbourne runs the family farming businesses. He is a Knight of the Order of Malta. School finance governor at the Sandwich Technology College. Previous director of the Canterbury Festival and member of the Kent Committee of the Country Landowners’ Association.
Mr James Ryeland DL
Chartered Shipbroker, working in Dover for his family’s long established shipping business George Hammond Marine Ltd. In addition to being a Kent Ambassador, he represents Belgium, Finland, France, Denmark, The Netherlands and Sweden as their Honorary Consul in Kent. He is Chairman of the Dover Port Users Group and Vice-Chairman of Governors of Dover College.
Folkestone and Hythe
Mr Geoff Miles DL
Link DL for Folkestone and Hythe
Has been working in television for over 40 years. In 2002, formed Dovedale Associates Ltd. a consortium of local businessmen, who now own and operate the Maidstone Television Studios. He is Chairman of the Kent and Medway Economic Partnership and its Business Advisory Board, vice chair of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, a Director of the Kent Music School, Chairman of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards and a Kent Ambassador.
Major (Retd) Dennis Bradley BEM DL
Served in the Grenadier Guards. Past Mayor of Hythe, President of East Kent Branch Grenadier Guards Association. President and Director of Hythe Festival Company, involved in a wide range of Military charities.
Sir Roger De Haan CBE DL
Having retired as Chairman of the Saga Group in 2004, he is now engaged in the arts-led regeneration of the Old Town, seafront and harbour areas of Folkestone, his home town. He is the sponsor of two City Academy projects in Kent, and chairs The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and The Creative Foundation, an arts charity at the heart of the regeneration project.
Mrs Tracy Luke MBE DL
Served for 35 years in education, including as Headteacher of two local secondary schools. Currently Member, Trustee and local Governor of a number of local schools.
Mr Ben Moorhead DL
Ben Moorhead was raised in Kent and was a Solicitor in the City of London from 1981 to 2022. He carried out the legal work to create UK Sport, Sport England, The Sports Council Trust Company, The National Sports Medicine Institute, The King’s College Anti-Doping structure, and the first British online lottery, the Premiership Lotter-e. In the last two years he has been a Director of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), Director of British Blind Sport, Chairman of England Karate, Trustee of Regain – The Trust for Sports Tetraplegics, Director of The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and Board Member of Kent County Cricket Club (KCCC) and Board Lead for Safeguarding at Kent Cricket; and Chairman of Trustees of The Mountbatten Memorial Trust, Trustee of The Canterbury Cathedral Trust; Trustee of The Arts Society – a national arts education charity; a Trustee of The Creative Dimension Trust (arts education for 14 -18 year olds from deprived areas); a National Trustee of L’Arche UK (a national charity building homes for and providing care for the mentally impaired); a Vice Patron of Kent Autistic Trust; Chairman of CPRE Kent; a governor of The King’s School Canterbury, Junior King’s and Wellesley House School (former chair); Advisory Board Member of St Mary’s University, London; Chairman of The Wye Future Group (Environmental); Finance Committee Member of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales. Former Trustee of The Scottish Wildcat Association, helping to conserve a very rare species, and former Kent Committee Member of Fairbridge Kent/The Prince’s Trust. Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Mrs Susie Warran-Smith CBE DL
Since selling her company to Ernst & Young, Susie is now the Chair of Locate in Kent and Produced in Kent and a board advisor to the MS Therapy Centre.
Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven DL
Link DL for Gravesham
A retired GP who has worked in Gravesend for over 25 years. Retired Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine and a former CEO of the Walk in Centre in Northfleet. Retired Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and one of the Founder Members of their Pre-Hospital Care Faculty. He has had a parallel career in volunteering over the years, serving as a medical advisor to the Kent Air Ambulance for 15 years, Gravesend RNLI station for 9 years, trustee of Ellenor Hospice for over 5 years and continues since the Pandemic as the Medical Advisor to Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund involved in suicide prevention and direct access to counselling for 13-18 year olds in Gravesham.
Mrs Marian Boswall DL
A leading landscape architect and environmentalist specialising in Regenerative landscape design. Co-founder and Director of the Sustainable Landscape Foundation, and author of bestseller ‘Sustainable Garden’. Previously a lecturer at Greenwich University, Trustee of the Blackthorn Trust and Director of the British Association of Landscape Industries. Marian is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and regularly appears in the press and social media speaking about Sustainable Design and Kindness.
Mrs Victoria Wallace DL
After 15 years with the Diplomatic Service, Victoria was the Chief Executive of Leeds Castle for ten years and is now Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. She is active in heritage and youth charities.
Brigadier Peter Gilbert QVRM TD DL VR
Link DL for Medway
A General Practitioner in Rochester, he has served in the Regular Army and the Territorial Army, commanding the UK Field Hospital in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in 2009 before becoming Deputy Commander of 2 (South East) Brigade in Shorncliffe. He is also the link DL for the Reserve Forces and Cadets in Kent.
Ms Judith Armitt DL
Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Canterbury Christ Church University, a director of the Port of London Authority, an Honorary Lay Canon of Rochester diocese and a trustee of the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence. Her earlier career was mainly in the public sector including nine years as Chief Executive of Medway Council and three as Managing Director of Ashford’s Future. Her final role before retirement was Chief Executive of Local Partnerships LLP, a joint venture between HM Treasury and the Local Government Association. She is a Reader with her local parish, and enjoys orienteering and singing.
Colonel (ACF) Chris Gilbert DL
Chris is an Operations Manager for a nonferrous metal refinery and has held prominent positions within Kent Army Cadet Force. He also spends time as a Co-opted Governor at a large community primary school.
The Very Revd. Dr Philip Hesketh AKC DL
Philip is the Dean of Rochester, a Trustee of a number of Kent Charities, Vice Chair of King’s School Rochester and a Kent Ambassador.
Mr Jools Holland OBE DL
Musician and big band leader, he hosts BBC 2’s music programme Later with Jools Holland as well as his own Radio 2 Show. Appointed OBE in 2004 for his services to music. Keen on the preservation and prosperity of Kent.
Professor Anan Shetty DL
Anan is an Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics and Stem Cell Research at the Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to this he was a consultant in knee and Limb Reconstruction Surgery at the King’s College hospital, London, where he led some of the world class research and innovation in fracture treatment. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Eng), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London (FRSM). Since his arrival in UK from India in 1985, he has lived most of life in the Medway towns and was instrumental in delivering the frontline orthopaedic and trauma care.
Brigadier Andrew Wood TD VR DL
Andrew was born and raised in Kent. His career has been primarily in the defence sector, beginning as an apprentice engineer at Marconi Avionics. He has served over 40 years in the Regular and Reserve Forces, initially as a Bomb Disposal Operator, seeing active service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and concluding as the Deputy Director of the Land Warfare Centre. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Ripple Pond – a charity supporting adult family members of physically or psychologically injured Armed Forces personnel and veterans. He is also Chair of the Kent committee of the South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association. He is a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies (rcds), a Fellow of the Institution of Royal Engineers (FInstRE) and a freeman of the City of London.
The Lord Sackville DL
Link DL for Sevenoaks
Robert Sackville-West founded Toucan Books in 1985. He now combines publishing with chairing Knole Estates, the property and investment company which, in parallel with the National Trust, runs the Sackville family’s interests at Knole. Lord Sackville has a long-standing interest in education and is currently a governor (and chair of the Finance and Premises Committee) at the Knole Academy in Sevenoaks. As Robert Sackville-West he authored ‘Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles’ (2010).
Mr Lennox Cato DL
Lennox is an internationally recognised specialist in antique furniture and works of art, known for his work on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. After moving to Kent in 1997, he became heavily involved in the local community becoming a Town Councillor and Chairman of the local Sports Association. Set up Edenbridge Cares, a networking platform for local charities, churches, schools and Town Councillors.
The Lord Colgrain DL
Oversees the running of the family farm and is a working member of the House of Lords. Chairman of the Trustees of Belmont House and Belnor Farms, near Faversham and Trustee of the Rochester Cathedral Trust. Kent Ambassador and was the High Sheriff of Kent in 2013/14.
The Lord Evans of Weardale KCB DL
Jonathan Evans was brought up in Kent and was educated at Sevenoaks School. After attending Bristol University he joined the Security Service, MI5, in 1980 and was Director General of MI5 from 2007-2013. He is now Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Chairman of Kent Search and Rescue, a Trustee of the Skinners Kent Academy Trust in Tunbridge Wells, a Patron of Sevenoaks School and a member of the Council of Reference of the Westminster Abbey Institute.
His Honour David Griffith-Jones KC DL
David practised as a barrister from 1975 until 2007, specialising in employment, industrial relations and, latterly, sport. After taking silk in 2000 he served as Chair of the ICC Drugs Appeal Tribunal and the LTA Appeals Committee and as an ACAS arbitrator. In 2007 he became a full time Circuit Judge, sitting at Maidstone where he served as the Resident Judge and Honorary Recorder from 2018 until he retired in 2022. He also sat as a Judicial member of the Parole Board and a part time member of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division.) He continues to sit occasionally as a judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health.) He retains a particular interest in the rehabilitation of offenders.
Mr Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson DL
Nick has spent his entire career in the City of London, beginning at a stockbrokers, then as a private client and charity fund manager. Various Directorships and currently self-employed in the same sector. Former Trustee of Rochester Cathedral. Formulated a strategy to create the largest appeal for MS Research with his wife. His wife was the first Deputy Chairman of the STOP MS Appeal Board, standing down soon after the appeal went public. Nick’s great love is classical music, about which he presents a weekly podcast called a Perfect Pitch. He sits on the Advisory Council of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lady Newey DL
Chartered Accountant; joined Citizens Advice in1999 as volunteer adviser, before becoming Manager of three local CABx; now CEO of Citizens Advice in North & West Kent, covering Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks & Swanley and Tonbridge & Malling.
Mr Paul Auston DL
Link DL for Swale
Founder and Chairman of Checkmate Group, a safety and engineering company based in Kent. He has served as Trustee and then Chair of Demelza House, a children’s hospice based in Kent, Sussex and South East London for 6 years. On retiring he was elected honorary Vice President. He is a trustee of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund based in Portsmouth and also serves on the development group raising funds for the restoration of Canterbury Cathedral.
Hilary Edridge, Lady Melville DL
Hilary is Head of Campaigns and Philanthropy at the University of Kent and leads an ambitious fundraising campaign for the new joint Kent and Medway Medical School. She has lived in Kent for 30+ years. Her earlier career was in advertising and the NHS and subsequently held a range of roles in the University sector. She is currently Chair of Porchlight, Kent’s Homeless Charity.
Miss Kate Lampard CBE DL
Practised as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn from 1985-97. Formerly Chairman, Kent and Medway Strategic Health Authority.Voluntary and charitable work includes being a Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and a Governor of Tonbridge School.
Mr Jonathan Neame DL
Chief Executive of Shepherd Neame since 2003. He is a Trustee of The Leeds Castle Foundation and a Kent Ambassador. He is Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association.
Mr Richard Oldfield OBE DL
Richard Oldfield was Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent from 2011-2020 and High Sheriff from 2008-9. Mr Oldfield is a Trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust and of Rochester Cathedral Trust which he chairs, and of the Prince’s Trust, Amber Foundation, the Clore Duffield Foundation and the Henry Oldfield Trust. He is President of Demelza House Children’s Hospice and the Faversham Society. He is Chairman of Oldfield Partners, an investment management firm, and of Shepherd Neame Ltd (from December 2020).
Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG DL
Hugh was born and brought up in Kent and is, currently, the Chair of Birmingham International Airport and the British Olympic Association, having chaired Camelot, the operator of The National Lottery, from 2018 – 2023. He was previously a Kent MP and the Minister in charge of London 2012 and the Minister of State at the Foreign Office. Prior to that, he worked at Schroders and as an army officer, seeing active service in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, The Gulf War and Sarajevo during the siege of the city. He also currently chairs The Sports Honours Committee and is a Gentleman at Arms and was on duty at both the Funeral of the late HM Queen Elizabeth and the Coronation of HM King Charles.
Mr Tim Steel DL
Director, Cazenove Capital Management. Chairman, Turner Contemporary Art Trust, Margate; Chairman of Governors, Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, and a Kent Ambassador.
Mr Frank Martin DL
Link DL for Thanet
Non Executive Director – Dover Harbour Board; Governor and Chairman of Finance and General Purposes Committee – Canterbury Christ Church University; Vice Chairman – Royal British Legion Industries; Board Member – Invest Thanet; Commodore Royal Temple Yacht Club; a Kent Ambassador.
Mr Clive Stevens DL
A Chartered Accountant. Clive’s interests encompass the Arts and creative sector, education, business leadership and philately.
He is Chairman at The Frameworks – a creative, digital and branding agency. A Governor and Deputy Pro-Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University, chairing the University’s Finance and Resources Committee. He is a Kent Ambassador. A freeman of the Chartered Accountants Livery Company.
He was formerly a trustee and Chair at Turner Contemporary and a director at Locate in Kent. He was also the Managing Partner and Chairman at Kreston Reeves Chartered Accountants until 2018 when he retired from the firm.
Tonbridge & Malling
Mrs Louise Bryant JP DL
Link DL for Tonbridge & Malling
Magistrate and current member of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee. Former Chairman of Kent Judicial Business Group and Central Kent Bench. Qualified as Chartered Accountant and Barrister after reading Portuguese at Oxford University. Volunteer for local charities including North and West Kent CAB.
Mrs Nadra Ahmed CBE DL
Chairman of National Care Association, Vice Chairman of Skills for Care and Vice President of the Kent Care Homes Association. For her services to social care she was made CBE in the 2023 New Year Honours.
Miss Joanne Holmes MVO DL
Joanne joined Kent County Council in 2003 and worked for the Chairman of the Council before moving to the Lieutenancy Office in 2004. As Deputy Clerk she assists the Lord-Lieutenant in all matters relating to the running of the Lieutenancy office. She supports a number of military charities including The Royal British Legion Industries and the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
Mrs Marion Regan MBE DL
Farmer and fruit grower from Mereworth. Director of the growers’ co-operative Berry Gardens, Produced in Kent, and the Horticultural Development Company, and Trustee of East Malling Trust. STEM Ambassador for Kent schools.
Mrs Georgie Warner DL
Link DL for Tunbridge Wells
High Sheriff of Kent 2011-12. Trustee of Kent Community Foundation, Trustee of Rochester Cathedral Trust, Kent Ambassador and Patron of Hadlow College.
Mr Tim Bull DL
Tim chairs the Kent Community Foundation and runs The Brook Trust. Formerly a director of the Saga Group, he now focuses on philanthropy and impact investing.
Nicholas Fisher Esq DL
Nicholas was brought up in Kent and has lived in the County for over 40 years. He is a practising solicitor and has spent most of his career in private practice in the City of London. He chairs the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust, a significant grant making charity that has supported Kent’s communities since 1969.
Sir Keith Mills GBE DL
Was Deputy Chairman of the London Olympic Games. A marketing entrepreneur and business man. A founding director of the British America’s Cup team, Ben Ainslie Racing. He currently chairs the Sported Foundation, Invictus Games Foundation, the 1851 Trust, and is a Trustee of the Royal Foundation.
Mrs Melissa Murdoch DL
Melissa began her career in international development, working on law and democracy projects in Cambodia and economic empowerment of women in Peru through microcredit. Now she spends the majority of her time investing in impactful businesses. She is a Trustee of The Garfield Weston Foundation, Reta Lila Howard Foundation, Kent Community Foundation, and Sevenoaks School Foundation.
Networks & Sectors
Lieutenancy Link Deputy Lieutenants
Much progress is being made in developing other important networks covering more than 20 sectors, such as the rural economy, education, the arts, youth and sport, with a lead Deputy Lieutenant being appointed for each sector.
To get in touch with the appropriate Link Deputy Lieutenant please contact the office.