New Deputy Lieutenants announced

06 April 2018

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of eight new Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Norfolk.

They will be available to represent the Lord-Lieutenant, Richard Jewson, at important events from time to time and their appointment takes the number of Deputy Lieutenants in Norfolk to 42, including the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Lady Romney.

Mrs Paris Back was a mentor volunteer for Norfolk and Norwich Families’ House before founding The Friends of Families' House (now merged with Break).  She has been secretary for and been on several other charitable committees and is currently involved with an event in aid of MNDA.  She was a School Governor with a particular interest in primary education.  Paris also tutors children with specific learning difficulties using the Empowering Learning technique.

Mrs Alexandra Bartram has worked for The Norfolk Boat (Sail Training) charity for 21 years.  Liaising with schools, police, youth clubs and the youth offending team, the charity helps disadvantaged and disaffected young people experience off-shore sailing.  She has also worked for six years as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, is a Trustee of the Red Sock Charitable Trust and is a trained youth mental health first aider.

Mr Thomas Courtauld runs Barningham Estates near Norwich and has been a Magistrate on the Norwich bench since 2016.  He is a Church Warden at St Peters, Matlaske and a Lay Chair on the Matlaske Parochial Church Council.  He is a chairman, trustee and committee member of various organisations and charities past and present include Wensum LAG, East Anglia Branch RFS, Norwich 2nd Air Division Memorial Library, Norfolk CLA and Partners against Crime Task Force.

Major General Sir William Cubitt, KCVO, CBE runs the family farming business in Honing near North Walsham.  Formerly in the Coldstream Guards and Irish Guards, Sir William left the army as a Major General in 2011. He was High Sheriff in 2016/17, is Chairman of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and County President of the Royal British Legion.  He is an active member of his local church including the Honing Church Restoration Project.

Mr David Goddard runs the family business of George Goddard Ltd in King’s Lynn.  He is the Holder of the company’s Royal Warrant. David has served as a committee member of the local branch of Cancer Research Campaign, the King’s Lynn Charity Trustees and the North End Trust True’s Yard.  He has enjoyed staging fund-raising events for the British Red Cross, Cancer Research Campaign and assisting in Lottery funding bids for True’s Yard.  He has supported a number of local charities including the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, Festival Too, St Lawrence Church Castle Rising and St Nicholas Chapel King’s Lynn.

Mrs Caroline Jarrold is the Community Affairs Adviser to Jarrold & Sons Ltd and Secretary to and Trustee of the John Jarrold Trust as well as other business interests.  Caroline was involved in setting up a project between the Jarrold Department Store and the Prince’s Trust for Get Into Retail.  She is founder member of the Norwich and District Funders’ Forum, Chairman of Norwich Philharmonic Society, Patron and immediate past Chair of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  Various other Patronages including Friends of Norfolk Music Library, Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and Norfolk Contemporary Arts Society. She is an Ambassador for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Member of the Norwich Heritage Alliance and Member of the steering group for the visit of Dippy to Norwich Cathedral in 2020.

Mrs Mary Rudd has worked on many different charities and committees and is currently a Lay Canon at Norwich Cathedral and is Chairman of the Trustees for the Thursford Collection.  Mary has been President of the Norfolk Club, and a Committee member of the Norfolk Churches Trust, John Grooms Project and the EDP We Care Appeal.  She was also a member of the BBC Radio Norfolk Advisory Council and a member of the marketing committee for the Cathedral 900 celebrations as well as joining the fund raising committee for the £10m campaign for the Cathedral’s Hostry and Refectory.

Professor Andy Wood, OBE is currently the Chief Executive of Adnams plc and previous roles include Ambassador for Responsible Business in East Anglia on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales.  Andy was also the non-Executive Chairman for the New Anglia LEP, Chairman of CBI East of England and non-Executive Chairman of NORCAS, a drug alcohol and gambling harm reduction charity operating in Norfolk and Suffolk.  Professor Wood was awarded an OBE for services to Business and Communities in East Anglia in 2013.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Richard Jewson, said:  “Each of the new Deputy Lieutenants has already demonstrated great commitment to our community in Norfolk and I am delighted to welcome them to their new role. Alongside existing Deputies, I know that they will play their part in supporting the Lieutenancy throughout the County”.

Deputy Lieutenants support the work and represent the Lord-Lieutenant, who is The Queen’s representative in each county.  Having been chosen on the basis of service already given, a Deputy Lieutenant will continue to serve the community both within and outside the framework of the Lieutenancy by supporting the Lord-Lieutenant.  Their post nominals are DL.

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