The North Yorkshire Lieutenancy

Our website will inform and update you about how Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy can support and represent all residents of the County.

In particular, we invite you to discover how the Lieutenancy can help you, acting as a conduit to the Royal Family, the National Honours and Awards systems, giving recognition to voluntary service, faith groups, charitable and business organisations.

The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner, is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in the County. She leads the Lieutenancy, which helps foster good relations and co-operation between all kinds of organisation in every part of our wonderful County.

Together with its prime duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown, The Lieutenancy also wishes to promote North Yorkshire, York and Teesside, its people, culture, diversity, heritage and history by serving its communities and encouraging engagement, voluntary service and benevolence across all groups and sectors, in business, industrial and social life.

Lord-Lieutenant
Jo Ropner was appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire in November 2018. Jo is a successful businesswoman who has considerable involvement in the voluntary and charitable sectors in across North Yorkshire and beyond.
North Yorkshire Lieutenancy Area
Including the county of North Yorkshire, the City of York and the area south of the River Tees formerly covered by Cleveland, including Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland.
History of the Lieutenancy
Learn about the history of the Lieutenancy from 1540 to the present day
Deputy Lieutenants
Chosen from a wide variety of backgrounds to provide specialist local knowledge to the Lord-Lieutenant, assisting her in performing her duties and advising her on issues in the community to bring about closer links.