The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, with Her Majesty The Queen’s approval, appointed Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL, of Canterbury, to be her Vice Lord-Lieutenant on 9 November 2020.
Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL
Brigadier Minter has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2002. He was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant in November 2020 and chairs the Lord-Lieutenant’s honours and awards committee.
His first career was in the Army which culminated in him being a brigadier and the regional military commander of the southeast counties and Deputy Constable of Dover Castle. He was Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 2007 -12 and commanded its 1st Battalion in Bosnia in 1995-6 for which he was awarded the OBE.
He then worked for 6 years as the Kent Partnership Director working for Kent County Council. This involved responsibility for supporting the Kent Strategic Partnership, bringing together public service providers, business leaders and representatives of the community and voluntary sectors.
From 2008 to 2023 he worked personally for Sir Roger De Haan co-ordinating a wide ranging charitable and business portfolio focused on the regeneration of their home-town of Folkestone. He had a lead executive role for the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and supported the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company including several directorships. He chaired The Sports Trust, Three Hills Sports Park and Academy FM Folkestone charities. He was a trustee/director of Creative Folkestone and Friends of the Folkestone Academy Trust.
On retiring from full time employment in August 2023 he became a trustee of the Kent Community Foundation.
With his wife Liz, he shares the hobbies of history and trying to walk all the footpaths of Kent. They have a daughter and three grandchildren.