Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants

Vice Lord-Lieutenant

Brigadier Roger Brunt CBE DL

Brigadier Roger Brunt CBE DLAppointed 2019

Roger grew up in Suffolk but has lived in Worcester for over 20 years. He was commissioned in the Royal Anglian Regiment and served in the Army from 1974 to 2004. On retirement, he was appointed the Government's regulator for security in the UK's civil nuclear sector before going on to represent the UK on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Advisory Group on Nuclear Security in Vienna.

He is the County President of Worcestershire Royal British Legion, the Chair of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Conduct of Justices of the Peace in the Midlands Region and a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor's Staffordshire and West Mercia Advisory Committee.Roger is married with two daughters, the youngest of whom has Downs Syndrome. He chairs a local support group for young adults with learning difficulties living in an independent supported living arrangement in Worcester, and is a volunteer for St Richard's Hospice.

2016-2020 The Hon Lady Morrison (deceased)

Deputy Lieutenants (DLs)

The Lord-Lieutenant selects and appoints a number of Deputies to help him in his role. They tend to be individuals who have made valuable contributions to the nation, or to the local community.

The role of a Deputy is to promote and support the Lieutenancy in Worcestershire and to represent the Lord-Lieutenant in performing a range of public duties. Deputies do not receive remuneration for undertaking duties on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant and their service to the county is entirely voluntary. There are currently 14 Worcestershire Deputy Lieutenants, they are:


Major General Mark Armstrong JP DL

Mark ArmstrongAppointed 2018

Mark had a very successful career in the Army which included 6 operational tours.  He is the Chairman of the Great Britain Luge Association and for 21 years was a member of the National Olympic Committee.  He has attended 3 Winter and one Summer Olympic Games in a variety of roles.
 
He is Chairman of the Country Priory Group for the Order of St John in Worcestershire and represents the West Midlands on the Priory Chapter for the Order of St John.  A keen walker and amateur bee keeper he keeps his engineering skills up maintaining classic cars.
 
Mark is a JP on the Worcestershire Bench.


Mrs Patricia Bradbury MBE JP DL

Mrs Patricia BradburyAppointed 2010
Responsibility - Inter-Faith and National Honours

Patricia was formerly Chair of the West Mercia Probation Trust, and a magistrate for 34 years, being Chairman of her Bench, trained to sit as a Family Lay Judge as well as formerly Chairman of the Youth Panel.

Patricia has also been the Chair of the charity, Youth Support Services and a Member, Trustee, Director and Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board for HMP Blakenhurst, Hewell.

She is currently a Trustee of the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission, Clerk to Trustees of Central England Quakers charity, Chair to Trustees of the Warwickshire & West Mercia Probation Care Trust, and works two days a week as the Quaker Chaplain in two local prisons.


Mrs Georgina Britten-LongMrs Georgina Britten-Long DL

Appointed 2010

Georgina has been a member of the Worcestershire CLA since the 1980s, having chaired the Worcestershire committee and sat on the London Branch.

She is a member of various local organisations as Chair, and Trust and is a member of the board of the West Mercia Probation Care Trust, and was a founder member of the former West Midlands Care Trust.

She has been instrumental in raising considerable funds for St Richards Hospice and various Worcestershire charities over Many years, via organised events, and a biennial Clay Shoot.Georgina was High Sheriff of Herefordshire and Worcestershire in 2003/2004.


The Viscount Cobham DL

Lord CobhamAppointed 2010

Christopher Lyttelton succeeded his brother as 12th Viscount Cobham in 2006 and now lives at the family home, Hagley Hall, in the north of the county.

He emigrated to Canada when he was 19 and spent 6 years there before returning to the UK to marry his wife, Tessa. He lived in London until 2007 working in the City and now lives full time at Hagley.

He is involved with several Charities including Trinity House, The Royal Alfred Seafarers Society and the Shuttleworth Trust as well as a number of local Worcestershire organisations.


Mrs Beatrice Grant DL

Angela BrintonAppointed 2020
Responsibility - Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Beatrice, married with two sons, has recently stepped down from her role with the Henry Smith Charity after 19 years assessing charities and projects in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Birmingham. 

She is involved with many charities and organisations both locally and nationally including St Richard’s Hospice and the British Association of the Knights of Malta. She is a Trustee of the Grimley Charity, a Worcestershire grant giving charity.  She was a Trustee of Maggs Day Centre in Worcester, a homeless project, for many years.

She works at the Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop and Post Office, a volunteer led enterprise and social hub, as a volunteer post office worker and is a member of their management committee.  She is President of the Bewdley Civic Society that has been historically connected to her family for over 70 years.


Professor David Green CBE DL

Appointed 2021

David is the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester.Professor David Green

Since joining the then University College Worcester as Principal in 2003, David has been an active volunteer in many not-for profit and charitable Worcestershire organisations.

David’s varied service includes Trustee or Board membership of the Worcester Warriors Community Foundation, the Worcestershire County Cricket Club, the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership and the Worcester Cathedral Council as well as City and County partnership bodies.

David has led the University to achieve full University Title (2005); Research Degree Awarding Powers (2010) and many national accolades including UK Sustainable Institution of the Year (2019) and the inaugural Times Higher Education award for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (2020).

In January 2003, David conceived the idea and initiated the campaign which led to the creation of the Hive Library, the UK’s first University and Public Library.

In recognition of his service, David has been awarded both Pride of Worcestershire (2006) and Worcestershire Ambassador of the Year (2014).


Doctor The Hon Gilbert Greenall CBE DL

Appointed 2021

Gilbert Greenall

Gilbert Greenall joined the British Army in 1973 completing his short service commission in 1976 at the age of 22. He then did the MBA course at INSEAD Fontainebleau and subsequently studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 1989.

He has had a 40-year career in the management of humanitarian emergencies. He has been to 27 humanitarian emergencies and 17 conflicts. He has been an adviser to the British military commanders in Northern Iraq, Bosnia, East Timor Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Baghdad, the commander of UNIFIL in Southern Lebanon, and the Deputy Commander ISAF, Afghanistan.

He has been a member of the United Nations Disaster, Assessment and Co-ordination team since 1997. He was appointed CBE in 1993 and awarded an honorary doctorate in Medicine by the University of Bristol in 2006.

Gilbert was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2009.


Mrs Louise Hewett DL

Louise HewettAppointed 2020
Responsibility - Queen’s Award for Enterprise 

Louise is Founder and Director of Hewett Recruitment and has also spent six years as a Director of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which is the governing body for her industry.

During her 40 years in business, Louise has enjoyed using her influence to support many local charities and community projects. Awards have included Worcestershire Business Woman of the Year, Pride of Worcestershire Award and National IRP award for Best Contribution to the Community. Louise was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Worcester and is a Patron of St Richards Hospice.

Her interest in supporting young people to achieve and grow led her to initiate the award winning ‘Walk like a Warrior’ scheme and she is currently a Trustee of the Warriors Community Foundation. Past roles include Chair of Worcestershire Ambassadors, Chair of Young Enterprise and Vice Chair of the Worcestershire Community Foundation.


Lady Susan Hughes B.Sc. Ph.D. DL

Lady HughesAppointed 2000
Responsibility – National Honours

Sue is a retired biochemist, married with two children and four grandchildren.

She has been on the governing body of many schools and was a vice chair of the governors who oversaw the granting of University status to the University of Worcester. She is now a Fellow.

A lot of her time is spent with a Riding for the Disabled group 'The High Riders' and she is their secretary and trustee.

Having lived in the same village in Worcestershire for over 40 years she is President of, or involved in, many village activities.


Sir Nicholas Lechmere Bt DL

Nick Lechmere

Appointed 2021

Nicholas moved back to Worcestershire from London in 1995 having been born and brought up here.  He lives in Hanley Castle and is married with four children.

An Engineer by profession, he has been a Community First Responder for the last 10 years and living in an area that regularly floods, is working member of Water Rescue UK.  He is the current Chairman of the Worcestershire CLA and a Trustee of The Hanley and Upton Educational Trust, which currently includes 4 local schools.

He is President of, or involved in many local charities and organisations, including The English Speaking Union, Friends of St.Mary’s Church and Sight Concern and over the last 22 years, has particularly supported and worked to fundraise for the NSPCC.

He is a Trustee of the West Mercia Probation Care Trust and of the Beauchamp Community.

Nicolas was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2016 to 2017.


Mrs Penelope Lewis DL

Penelope LewisAppointed 2018

Penelope recently retired as Financial Administrator of the de Montfort Veterinary Hospital and is married with three daughters and six grandchildren.
 
She has been involved in a number of charities, including being a member of the fundraising committees for St Richards Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
Penelope is a Trustee of the Warwickshire and West Mercia Probation Care Trust.
 
She was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2012-13.


Mr Charles Morgan DL

Appointed 2010


Dr Umesh Udeshi DLDr Umesh Udeshi DL

Appointed 2010

Umesh is a Consultant Radiologist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust since 1988. He has held the positions of Clinical Director of Radiology and Medical Director in the Trust.

He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a Specialist Lecturer at the Birmingham City University. He is a Consulting Radiologist at Spire South Bank Hospital, BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital, Worcestershire Imaging Centre and Cobalt Imaging Centre, Cheltenham.

In 1994/5 he was clinical lead for the CT Scanner Appeal of the Kidderminster Health Care NHS Trust.


Mr Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley DL

Nicholas Wentworth-StanleyAppointed 2021

Nick has been a Trustee of the Worcestershire Community Foundation since 2015 and was Chair from 2016 to 2021.  He was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2013/14.

His working life has been spent in the City of London with a focus within the insurance industry. More recently he has been helping early-stage businesses develop to their full potential.

He is a founder and trustee of James’ Place, a charity tackling the problem of suicide in the UK, particularly amongst young men. Nick is also a Life Governor of the Royal Humane Society.


Mr Paul West QPM DL

Appointed 2019Mr Paul West QPM DL

Paul joined Durham Constabulary in 1979 and his 32 years in the Police have included five years as a chief officer in Thames Valley Police and eight years as the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police.

Paul has been an independent member of the Judicial Appointments Commission since 2012 and a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body since 2016.

His voluntary roles include, Trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse, Chair of Trustees of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, Chair of Governors at Bromsgrove School and Chair of Trustees at Holland House Retreat and Conference Centre.  He is also a Fellow of the University of Worcester, where he previously served on the Board of Governors for seven years.

Paul is a very keen amateur musician and plays violin and viola in two orchestras and also in the Mucklowe String Quartet and since retiring from policing has organised numerous charitable concerts.   

Photo gallery

An image of all the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants

Lord-Lieutenant with Deputy Lieutenants January 2020

Lady Hughes DL attends launch of European Wheelchair Basketball championships

Lady Hughes DL attends launch of European Wheelchair Basketball championships

Retired Deputy Lieutenants

Mr Andrew Duncan DL

Mrs Angela Brinton D.St.J DL

Mr Andrew Grant DL

Professor Michael Clarke CBE DL

Mr David Blakey CBE QPM DL

Mrs Anne Carter DL

Mr Richard Lockett DL

Mr Richard Webb DL

Mr David Williams-Thomas DL

Mr Michael Thomas DL

DL Lord Dear C.St.J QPM DL

Mr David Adam JP DL