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Deputy Lieutenants

The Lord-Lieutenant appoints a number of Deputy Lieutenants. The Deputy Lieutenants are chosen from a wide variety of backgrounds and 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. The number of Deputy Lieutenants is in proportion to the population of the County, and they are drawn from different walks of life and from different parts of the County. There are currently approximately 40 active Deputy Lieutenants across the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy.

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Mr Christopher Blundell DL

Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Chris spent his early career in food manufacturing with HJ Heinz in London.  In 2008, he joined food retailer WM Morrison, where he worked for 23 years at Director level in buying and marketing roles.  He served as a Trustee of the Royal Horticultural Society (2009-2019) and was also a member of their Commercial Board. Chris currently chairs a hospitality business based in North Yorkshire which was established in 2010.  He also runs a livestock farm specialising in cattle and sheep alongside other rural enterprises focussing on tourism, agriculture and property.  In 2018 he took over the chairmanship of a Yorkshire charity event. Married to Jill, they have four adult children.

Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Chris spent his early career in food manufacturing with HJ Heinz in London.  In 2008, he joined food retailer WM Morrison, where he worked for 23 years at Director level in buying and marketing roles.  He served as a Trustee of the Royal Horticultural Society (2009-2019) and was also a member of their Commercial Board. Chris currently chairs a hospitality business based in North Yorkshire which was established in 2010.  He also runs a livestock farm specialising in cattle and sheep alongside other rural enterprises focussing on tourism, agriculture and property.  In 2018 he took over the chairmanship of a Yorkshire charity event. Married to Jill, they have four adult children.

Mr Giles Bowring DL

Giles Bowring’s home since 1958 has been Lawkland Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in North Yorkshire close to the border with Lancashire and Cumbria. He is a graduate of Oxford University where he read Russian and German. He was Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Giggleswick School from 2000 to 2016. A former Director at Singer and Friedlander responsible for private client and charity portfolios, Giles also worked as an investment manager at Lazard Brothers. He is a Governor of Harrogate Ladies College, a Governor of Austwick Primary School, Churchwarden at Austwick church, a Trustee of the Farming Community Network, the CLA Charitable Trust and the Craven Trust. He is also a Director of Settle Hydro. He is married to Diss, a very talented gardener, and has two grown up children.

Giles Bowring’s home since 1958 has been Lawkland Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in North Yorkshire close to the border with Lancashire and Cumbria. He is a graduate of Oxford University where he read Russian and German. He was Bursar and Clerk to the Governors at Giggleswick School from 2000 to 2016. A former Director at Singer and Friedlander responsible for private client and charity portfolios, Giles also worked as an investment manager at Lazard Brothers. He is a Governor of Harrogate Ladies College, a Governor of Austwick Primary School, Churchwarden at Austwick church, a Trustee of the Farming Community Network, the CLA Charitable Trust and the Craven Trust. He is also a Director of Settle Hydro. He is married to Diss, a very talented gardener, and has two grown up children.

Maj Gen Michael Charlton-Weedy CBE DL

Michael served in the Army for 35 years before joining the Cabinet Office in 2003 as Chief Executive of the Emergency Planning College at Easingwold.  After completing the transformation and privatisation of the College in 2010 he was Director UK Resilience Training until his retirement from the Civil Service in 2019.  Michael now runs his own international consultancy company advising and training various governments and organisations in strategic resilience and risk management.  He is also the County President of the Royal British Legion.  Michael is married to Julia; they live in Sheriff Hutton and have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Michael served in the Army for 35 years before joining the Cabinet Office in 2003 as Chief Executive of the Emergency Planning College at Easingwold.  After completing the transformation and privatisation of the College in 2010 he was Director UK Resilience Training until his retirement from the Civil Service in 2019.  Michael now runs his own international consultancy company advising and training various governments and organisations in strategic resilience and risk management.  He is also the County President of the Royal British Legion.  Michael is married to Julia; they live in Sheriff Hutton and have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Mrs Helen Collin DL

Helen was brought up in Newcastle and North Yorkshire and read History at the University of East Anglia. She started her career at HSBC, working in both London and New York as an equity analyst. Following this, Helen was a founding director, and latterly CEO, of Investis, a digital communications company. Helen is now Group Chief Operating Officer of Brunswick Group, a global critical issues advisory firm. In addition, Helen is a Non-Executive Director of two Investment trusts and is Chair of the Investment and Audit Panel for the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. She is married with two teenage children.

Helen was brought up in Newcastle and North Yorkshire and read History at the University of East Anglia. She started her career at HSBC, working in both London and New York as an equity analyst. Following this, Helen was a founding director, and latterly CEO, of Investis, a digital communications company. Helen is now Group Chief Operating Officer of Brunswick Group, a global critical issues advisory firm. In addition, Helen is a Non-Executive Director of two Investment trusts and is Chair of the Investment and Audit Panel for the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. She is married with two teenage children.

Mr Richard Compton DL

Rick was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2007, and served as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2010. He was Chairman of Governors of Aysgarth School and Harrow School, and was Chairman of the John Lyon Foundation. He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch of the Historic Houses Association before becoming its national deputy President and then its President in 2013. He was Mayor of the Merchants of the Staple of England in 2018 and he is currently a trustee of the Historic Houses Foundation and of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. He is Chairman of the Ripon Business Improvement District’s Task Group and a member of the Ripon Cathedral Council as well as being a Patron of the Ripon Museums. He is also a vice Patron of Jennyruth Workshops and of the Almshouses Association. He lives in Newby Hall, near Ripon, a well-known tourist attraction with famous gardens.

Rick was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2007, and served as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2010. He was Chairman of Governors of Aysgarth School and Harrow School, and was Chairman of the John Lyon Foundation. He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Branch of the Historic Houses Association before becoming its national deputy President and then its President in 2013. He was Mayor of the Merchants of the Staple of England in 2018 and he is currently a trustee of the Historic Houses Foundation and of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. He is Chairman of the Ripon Business Improvement District’s Task Group and a member of the Ripon Cathedral Council as well as being a Patron of the Ripon Museums. He is also a vice Patron of Jennyruth Workshops and of the Almshouses Association. He lives in Newby Hall, near Ripon, a well-known tourist attraction with famous gardens.

Mr Nigel Corner DL

Nigel has lived in North Yorkshire since childhood but was educated as far afield as Connecticut, USA. He has run the family business for many years, which has diverse interests across the North East of England and sits on the board of two other companies. He is an Honorary Air Commodore in the RAF, attached to 609 Squadron at RAF Leeming and a Governor of Queen Margaret’s School near York. Nigel was an international motor racing driver for fourteen years and is a life member of the British Racing Driver’s Club. The common thread running through his life is a love of the countryside, and particularly the Yorkshire Dales, where he, and his wife and two children make their home.

Nigel has lived in North Yorkshire since childhood but was educated as far afield as Connecticut, USA. He has run the family business for many years, which has diverse interests across the North East of England and sits on the board of two other companies. He is an Honorary Air Commodore in the RAF, attached to 609 Squadron at RAF Leeming and a Governor of Queen Margaret’s School near York. Nigel was an international motor racing driver for fourteen years and is a life member of the British Racing Driver’s Club. The common thread running through his life is a love of the countryside, and particularly the Yorkshire Dales, where he, and his wife and two children make their home.

Mrs Linda Curran DL

Linda was a Civil Servant with MOD and then worked in the voluntary sector for a campaigning disability group and finally for the local Volunteer Centre.  Linda was also a local councillor for many years.  Linda built up an expertise in the field of Equalities, in particular disability.  She is chairperson of Dementia Friendly Richmondshire.  She has been a School Governor and Trustee of many charities including RADAR.  Linda is currently a trustee of a charity which she set up with her husband which supports children and young people with Disabilities in Richmondshire (Paul Curran Celebration Trust).

Linda was a Civil Servant with MOD and then worked in the voluntary sector for a campaigning disability group and finally for the local Volunteer Centre.  Linda was also a local councillor for many years.  Linda built up an expertise in the field of Equalities, in particular disability.  She is chairperson of Dementia Friendly Richmondshire.  She has been a School Governor and Trustee of many charities including RADAR.  Linda is currently a trustee of a charity which she set up with her husband which supports children and young people with Disabilities in Richmondshire (Paul Curran Celebration Trust).

The Very Revd John Dobson DL

Dean John was appointed Dean of Ripon in June 2014. This followed 25 years of Ministry in the Durham Diocese, serving as parish priest, Area Dean and a member of many diocesan committees. Dean John serves on the Leeds Diocesan Board and the Bishops’ Strategy Group. Whilst at Ripon, Dean John has led an innovative strategy resulting in growing the congregation together with the development of the Cathedral as a centre of heritage, pilgrimage and tourism. Dean John grew up in Yorkshire and studied Theology at Durham University. Dean John is a Trustee of St Michael’s Hospice and Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign. He is also Chair of Ripon Together, a community interest company, furthering community partnership. He is married with two grown up children.

Dean John was appointed Dean of Ripon in June 2014. This followed 25 years of Ministry in the Durham Diocese, serving as parish priest, Area Dean and a member of many diocesan committees. Dean John serves on the Leeds Diocesan Board and the Bishops’ Strategy Group. Whilst at Ripon, Dean John has led an innovative strategy resulting in growing the congregation together with the development of the Cathedral as a centre of heritage, pilgrimage and tourism. Dean John grew up in Yorkshire and studied Theology at Durham University. Dean John is a Trustee of St Michael’s Hospice and Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign. He is also Chair of Ripon Together, a community interest company, furthering community partnership. He is married with two grown up children.

Mrs Linda Fenwick DL

Born in Pittsburgh and brought up in Dallas, Linda completed a BSc degree at Baylor University. She then worked in the fashion industry for designer Victor Costa before moving to London having met and married her husband, James, in the United States. They moved to York in 1986 where Linda worked as manager of the Grape Lane Art Gallery before starting her own company, Cedar House Printing, which she ran for 12 years. At various times, she volunteered for the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Trust, NSPCC, St. John’s Ambulance Trust, Candlelighters, Momentum Campaign for the Northern Ballet, National Gardens Scheme and Kyra Women’s Project. Linda held the office of High Sheriff for North Yorkshire in 2019-20. In 2008, she set up Linda Fenwick Shells in Design which designs and constructs shell mosaic panels and interior accessories. Linda has three grown-up children.

Born in Pittsburgh and brought up in Dallas, Linda completed a BSc degree at Baylor University. She then worked in the fashion industry for designer Victor Costa before moving to London having met and married her husband, James, in the United States. They moved to York in 1986 where Linda worked as manager of the Grape Lane Art Gallery before starting her own company, Cedar House Printing, which she ran for 12 years. At various times, she volunteered for the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Trust, NSPCC, St. John’s Ambulance Trust, Candlelighters, Momentum Campaign for the Northern Ballet, National Gardens Scheme and Kyra Women’s Project. Linda held the office of High Sheriff for North Yorkshire in 2019-20. In 2008, she set up Linda Fenwick Shells in Design which designs and constructs shell mosaic panels and interior accessories. Linda has three grown-up children.

Mrs Rosalind Forbes Adam DL

Having previously worked in arts administration, Rosalind is now primarily involved with the environment.  She created a community woodland, Three Hagges Woodmeadow, at Escrick and founded Woodmeadow Trust in 2013, a charity which fosters biodiversity and the creation and management of new native ecosystems as well as environmental education and a thriving volunteer community.  Rosalind has developed the garden at Skipwith Hall and she and her husband Charlie have a small theatre there where they often host plays and other charity events and enjoy opening the garden for the village fete and National Gardens Scheme.

Having previously worked in arts administration, Rosalind is now primarily involved with the environment.  She created a community woodland, Three Hagges Woodmeadow, at Escrick and founded Woodmeadow Trust in 2013, a charity which fosters biodiversity and the creation and management of new native ecosystems as well as environmental education and a thriving volunteer community.  Rosalind has developed the garden at Skipwith Hall and she and her husband Charlie have a small theatre there where they often host plays and other charity events and enjoy opening the garden for the village fete and National Gardens Scheme.

Dr Harry Gration MBE DL

Harry has enjoyed a career of over 40 years with the BBC, initially as a Sport and News Reporter for Radio Leeds through to his current role of presenting The Northern regional evening news programme. During his career, Harry has covered 9 Olympic Games, various Commonwealth Games, Football World Cups, Wimbledon and the Open (Golf). In 2013, Harry was appointed Member of the Order of The British Empire (MBE) for services to broadcasting. Harry is increasingly involved in charitable work, notably being Patron of St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield and the Cavendish Centre, Sheffield. He is an ambassador for Help the Aged in Leeds. Over recent years, Harry has helped in the raising of over £1million for Sports Relief. His pursuits in aid of Sports Relief have included riding a tandem bike around the Tour de Yorkshire cycle route, a 139mile three-legged walk around Yorkshire and more recently pulling a sofa around Yorkshire.

Harry has enjoyed a career of over 40 years with the BBC, initially as a Sport and News Reporter for Radio Leeds through to his current role of presenting The Northern regional evening news programme. During his career, Harry has covered 9 Olympic Games, various Commonwealth Games, Football World Cups, Wimbledon and the Open (Golf). In 2013, Harry was appointed Member of the Order of The British Empire (MBE) for services to broadcasting. Harry is increasingly involved in charitable work, notably being Patron of St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield and the Cavendish Centre, Sheffield. He is an ambassador for Help the Aged in Leeds. Over recent years, Harry has helped in the raising of over £1million for Sports Relief. His pursuits in aid of Sports Relief have included riding a tandem bike around the Tour de Yorkshire cycle route, a 139mile three-legged walk around Yorkshire and more recently pulling a sofa around Yorkshire.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE DL

Having grown up in Cardiff she was educated at Loughborough University and graduated with a degree in Politics and Social Administration. She competed in 5 Paralympic Games winning a total of 11 Gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal. Awarded an MBE (1993), OBE (2001) and DBE (2005) in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a Crossbench Peer. In her career she has sat on the National Disability Council, Transport for London and the Sports Honours Committee.  She is patron of numerous charities and Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Having grown up in Cardiff she was educated at Loughborough University and graduated with a degree in Politics and Social Administration. She competed in 5 Paralympic Games winning a total of 11 Gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal. Awarded an MBE (1993), OBE (2001) and DBE (2005) in 2010 she was elevated to the House of Lords as a Crossbench Peer. In her career she has sat on the National Disability Council, Transport for London and the Sports Honours Committee.  She is patron of numerous charities and Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Mrs Heather Hancock LVO DL

Heather has lived in the Yorkshire Dales for over 25 years, but currently spends half the year in Cambridge where she is the Master of St John’s College, in the University of Cambridge.    Her career covers the public and private sectors, including chairing the Food Standards Agency, leadership roles in professional services giant Deloitte, and working with rural landowners across the UK on estate strategies.  Heather’s passion is in developing the talent of young people, and getting the best from our countryside (food, farming, environment and people).

Heather has lived in the Yorkshire Dales for over 25 years, but currently spends half the year in Cambridge where she is the Master of St John’s College, in the University of Cambridge.    Her career covers the public and private sectors, including chairing the Food Standards Agency, leadership roles in professional services giant Deloitte, and working with rural landowners across the UK on estate strategies.  Heather’s passion is in developing the talent of young people, and getting the best from our countryside (food, farming, environment and people).

Professor Graham Henderson CBE DL

Graham retired after 40 years’ service in the higher education (HE) sector, which included over 25 years in senior management positions, most recently spending 12 years as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.  He was a member of a number of national Boards & Committees within the HE sector, and was awarded the CBE in 2011 for his outstanding services to higher education, both locally and nationally. More locally, Graham was a member of the Board of his local/regional LEP, Chamber of Commerce, CBI, Public Health Board, LSC and Regional Assembly.  He was a long-standing Trustee of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust, served as both President and Chairman of Guisborough Rugby Club and is currently a member of 2 University Boards, 3 Multi-Academy Trusts and is Patron of 2 local charities.

Graham retired after 40 years’ service in the higher education (HE) sector, which included over 25 years in senior management positions, most recently spending 12 years as Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University.  He was a member of a number of national Boards & Committees within the HE sector, and was awarded the CBE in 2011 for his outstanding services to higher education, both locally and nationally. More locally, Graham was a member of the Board of his local/regional LEP, Chamber of Commerce, CBI, Public Health Board, LSC and Regional Assembly.  He was a long-standing Trustee of the Captain Cook Birthplace Trust, served as both President and Chairman of Guisborough Rugby Club and is currently a member of 2 University Boards, 3 Multi-Academy Trusts and is Patron of 2 local charities.

Professor David Hill CBE DL

David is chairman and founding owner of The Environment Bank which he set up in 2006 to promote the need for development to take proper account of wildlife conservation. The concept is about to be made a mandatory requirement of planning law in England. He promotes environmental markets to leverage investment into the natural environment, a concept Government is now adopting. David was Deputy Chair of Natural England until 2016 and a member of the government’s Ecosystem Markets Taskforce. He is a Board Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, chairman of Plantlife International, a Commissioner with the Food Farming and Countryside Commission, chair of the Northern Upland Chain Nature Partnership and co-founder of the NatureSpace Partnership which creates and manages habitat for protected species. He is a passionate conservationist and wildlife photographer. He has a farm dedicated to conservation in Nidderdale and Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

David is chairman and founding owner of The Environment Bank which he set up in 2006 to promote the need for development to take proper account of wildlife conservation. The concept is about to be made a mandatory requirement of planning law in England. He promotes environmental markets to leverage investment into the natural environment, a concept Government is now adopting. David was Deputy Chair of Natural England until 2016 and a member of the government’s Ecosystem Markets Taskforce. He is a Board Trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, chairman of Plantlife International, a Commissioner with the Food Farming and Countryside Commission, chair of the Northern Upland Chain Nature Partnership and co-founder of the NatureSpace Partnership which creates and manages habitat for protected species. He is a passionate conservationist and wildlife photographer. He has a farm dedicated to conservation in Nidderdale and Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

Mrs Alexandra Holford DL

Alexandra Holford was brought up in North Yorkshire and has been a committee member for Yorkshire for Live Music Now since 1999 and Joint Chair of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire since 2017, a volunteer at St Monica’s Hospital for twenty two years and President of the North Yorkshire Chorus. Previously she was a prison visitor, school governor, member of a number of Parochial Church Councils for over forty years and a committee member for York Area Appeals for Mental Health. She started the Great Ouseburn Spring Festival in 1987 which has raised over £100,000 for the community. Before she returned to North Yorkshire in the early 1980’s she lived in New Zealand and India where she was involved in charity work. She served as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2011/12.

Alexandra Holford was brought up in North Yorkshire and has been a committee member for Yorkshire for Live Music Now since 1999 and Joint Chair of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire since 2017, a volunteer at St Monica’s Hospital for twenty two years and President of the North Yorkshire Chorus. Previously she was a prison visitor, school governor, member of a number of Parochial Church Councils for over forty years and a committee member for York Area Appeals for Mental Health. She started the Great Ouseburn Spring Festival in 1987 which has raised over £100,000 for the community. Before she returned to North Yorkshire in the early 1980’s she lived in New Zealand and India where she was involved in charity work. She served as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2011/12.

Mrs Francesca Horsfield DL

Following a career in the Foreign Office and after moving to North Yorkshire, Francesca was a magistrate in York for 25 years with a particular interest in Youth Justice. Previous commitments have included the Independent Monitoring Board at Wetherby Young Offenders, The Advisory Board of the Department of Film Theatre Television and Interactive Media at the University of York where she has a Morell Fellowship, the Future Fund at Opera North and the York Minster Fund. Currently she is a Trustee of the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Ryedale Festival and the Holbeck Charitable Trust. She was High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2009.  Married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren she lives with her husband, Gordon near Brandsby.

Following a career in the Foreign Office and after moving to North Yorkshire, Francesca was a magistrate in York for 25 years with a particular interest in Youth Justice. Previous commitments have included the Independent Monitoring Board at Wetherby Young Offenders, The Advisory Board of the Department of Film Theatre Television and Interactive Media at the University of York where she has a Morell Fellowship, the Future Fund at Opera North and the York Minster Fund. Currently she is a Trustee of the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Ryedale Festival and the Holbeck Charitable Trust. She was High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2009.  Married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren she lives with her husband, Gordon near Brandsby.

The Revd Brian Hunt DL

Educated at Durham and Oxford Universities and ordained in 1980, the Revd Brian Hunt served as Presbyterian Minister in three rural congregations beside Lough Erne near Enniskillen until 2002 and is now Minister of St Paul’s United Reformed Church in Harrogate where for fourteen years he was Padre at the Army Foundation College which takes in the 16 year-old Junior Soldiers into the British Army and for sixteen years he was Chaplain to the Police Treatment Centre. He is Chairman of 15th Harrogate Scout Group and has been a DL in North Yorkshire since 2007. Since 2004 he has been heavily involved in the work of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

Educated at Durham and Oxford Universities and ordained in 1980, the Revd Brian Hunt served as Presbyterian Minister in three rural congregations beside Lough Erne near Enniskillen until 2002 and is now Minister of St Paul’s United Reformed Church in Harrogate where for fourteen years he was Padre at the Army Foundation College which takes in the 16 year-old Junior Soldiers into the British Army and for sixteen years he was Chaplain to the Police Treatment Centre. He is Chairman of 15th Harrogate Scout Group and has been a DL in North Yorkshire since 2007. Since 2004 he has been heavily involved in the work of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

Mr Philip Ingham DL

Philip graduated from Leeds University in 1968 with a degree in Civil Engineering becoming a Chartered Engineer in 1976, working in Project Management in the UK, Paris and the Middle East. With an MBA from Aston University in 1980, his focus changed to marketing and business development. His current business interests develop data and customer understanding for travel and retail clients, to promote efficiency and create growth within the confines of current Data Protection regulations. As High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2007/08 he supported the local Community Foundation, before becoming a Trustee and then Chair of the Two Ridings Community Foundation, but has now retired after 9 years. He is also a Trustee of other family charitable trusts.

Philip graduated from Leeds University in 1968 with a degree in Civil Engineering becoming a Chartered Engineer in 1976, working in Project Management in the UK, Paris and the Middle East. With an MBA from Aston University in 1980, his focus changed to marketing and business development. His current business interests develop data and customer understanding for travel and retail clients, to promote efficiency and create growth within the confines of current Data Protection regulations. As High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2007/08 he supported the local Community Foundation, before becoming a Trustee and then Chair of the Two Ridings Community Foundation, but has now retired after 9 years. He is also a Trustee of other family charitable trusts.

Mr David Kenworthy QPM DL

David was a police officer for 36 years in the Metropolitan Police, Surrey Police and Avon and Somerset Constabulary. From 1998 to 2002 he was Chief Constable of North Yorkshire. David was the first chair of the York and North Yorkshire Community Foundation (now the Two Ridings Community Foundation). Upon retirement from the police, David became chair of two national charities, the Community Foundation Network and the Institute of Advanced Motorists. In 2009 he was selected to be the first chair of UK Anti-Doping, a position he held until 2017. He is president of the Easingwold District Scouts and chair of the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital. He is married to Claire and has three children. He is a keen classic and vintage car owner.

David was a police officer for 36 years in the Metropolitan Police, Surrey Police and Avon and Somerset Constabulary. From 1998 to 2002 he was Chief Constable of North Yorkshire. David was the first chair of the York and North Yorkshire Community Foundation (now the Two Ridings Community Foundation). Upon retirement from the police, David became chair of two national charities, the Community Foundation Network and the Institute of Advanced Motorists. In 2009 he was selected to be the first chair of UK Anti-Doping, a position he held until 2017. He is president of the Easingwold District Scouts and chair of the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital. He is married to Claire and has three children. He is a keen classic and vintage car owner.

Mr David Kerfoot MBE DL

David is a passionate social entrepreneur who has a long history of community  service. Serving as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2020/21, Chairman of the LEP for York & North Yorkshire, he is also a trustee of the Pendragon Community Trust which he helped found 12 years ago building a facility for the multi disabled. In addition he is patron of the Samaritans and Clean Slate Solutions and trustee of Hambleton Foodshare. He has spoken at the United Nations in New York and given evidence at Parliamentary Committees on subjects such as small business and growth prospects for the region. Awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to business and the community in Northallerton, the Republic of Moldova and HM Prison Service.

David is a passionate social entrepreneur who has a long history of community  service. Serving as High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2020/21, Chairman of the LEP for York & North Yorkshire, he is also a trustee of the Pendragon Community Trust which he helped found 12 years ago building a facility for the multi disabled. In addition he is patron of the Samaritans and Clean Slate Solutions and trustee of Hambleton Foodshare. He has spoken at the United Nations in New York and given evidence at Parliamentary Committees on subjects such as small business and growth prospects for the region. Awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to business and the community in Northallerton, the Republic of Moldova and HM Prison Service.

Mr Simon Mackaness DL

Simon has spent much of his career developing Rudding Park near Harrogate into a major Hotel, Spa and Golf leisure resort. He is a Director of Harrogate Convention Centre and an Ambassador for Harrogate, promoting hospitality and tourism in the Harrogate area. As a Patron of Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate he supports their work and that of other small charities in the Harrogate district. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2010. Simon is married to Judi and has two sons.

 

Simon has spent much of his career developing Rudding Park near Harrogate into a major Hotel, Spa and Golf leisure resort. He is a Director of Harrogate Convention Centre and an Ambassador for Harrogate, promoting hospitality and tourism in the Harrogate area. As a Patron of Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate he supports their work and that of other small charities in the Harrogate district. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2010. Simon is married to Judi and has two sons.

 

Brigadier David Maddan DL

David spent over thirty years in the Army. He commanded the Grenadier Guards and, later in his career, 15 North East Brigade in York when he had responsibility for Army recruiting, Army Cadet Forces, Officer Training Corps and Army Reserves in Yorkshire and the North East. He also commanded the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick. Since 2016 he has run the Auckland Project which is a regeneration charity. He lives and farms in Wensleydale and is married to Juliet who has lived in the county all her life. They have four children.

David spent over thirty years in the Army. He commanded the Grenadier Guards and, later in his career, 15 North East Brigade in York when he had responsibility for Army recruiting, Army Cadet Forces, Officer Training Corps and Army Reserves in Yorkshire and the North East. He also commanded the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick. Since 2016 he has run the Auckland Project which is a regeneration charity. He lives and farms in Wensleydale and is married to Juliet who has lived in the county all her life. They have four children.

The Lady Middleton DL
Lucy has lived in North Yorkshire since marrying in 1974. She was a tax commissioner 1993 to 2009, has served on the Parochial Church Council for 46 years, completing the Diocese of York Lay Pastoral course in 2001 and has since been a member of her local Parishes Lay Pastoral team. Volunteering for the NSPCC since 1975, she chaired the North Yorkshire Committee for the Full Stop Campaign in 2000,became a trustee and then a Divisional Vice President. She chairs the Parish Council and was previously a Master of the Middleton Hunt. She founded and led an HGV Training Centre near Ripon and oversees a residential property portfolio. She has 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
 
Lucy has lived in North Yorkshire since marrying in 1974. She was a tax commissioner 1993 to 2009, has served on the Parochial Church Council for 46 years, completing the Diocese of York Lay Pastoral course in 2001 and has since been a member of her local Parishes Lay Pastoral team. Volunteering for the NSPCC since 1975, she chaired the North Yorkshire Committee for the Full Stop Campaign in 2000,became a trustee and then a Divisional Vice President. She chairs the Parish Council and was previously a Master of the Middleton Hunt. She founded and led an HGV Training Centre near Ripon and oversees a residential property portfolio. She has 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
 
Sir Martin Narey DL

Born in 1955 in Middlesbrough, he started his working life in the National Health Service but in 1982, with an interest in penal reform, he resigned to train to be a prison governor. He became the Head of The Prison Service in 1998, taking on additional responsibility for the Probation Service in 2003. He resigned to become Chief Executive of Barnardo’s in 2005. Since leaving Barnardo’s he has advised the Prime Minister and the Department for Education about children's issues. He is Chair of The Sage Gateshead and a visiting Professor at number of Universities. He has been married for 42 years to Jan and they have two children, and four grandchildren. He is fortunate enough to live in Whitby.

Born in 1955 in Middlesbrough, he started his working life in the National Health Service but in 1982, with an interest in penal reform, he resigned to train to be a prison governor. He became the Head of The Prison Service in 1998, taking on additional responsibility for the Probation Service in 2003. He resigned to become Chief Executive of Barnardo’s in 2005. Since leaving Barnardo’s he has advised the Prime Minister and the Department for Education about children's issues. He is Chair of The Sage Gateshead and a visiting Professor at number of Universities. He has been married for 42 years to Jan and they have two children, and four grandchildren. He is fortunate enough to live in Whitby.

The Countess Peel DL

Since marrying and moving to Yorkshire in 1989, Charlotte has been involved in charity work both nationally and locally.  Charlotte was appointed to The Council of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 1999.  She is a trustee of a number of charitable organisations including The Lord Barnby Foundation, a grant giving trust, North Yorkshire Hospice Care, Countryside Learning, the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Fund and the Jessica Bethell Foundation.  She is also a Patron of Streets of Growth, based in Tower Hamlets, a youth intervention charity.   Charlotte volunteers weekly for Citizen Advice Bureau in Harrogate.  She was appointed Honorary Air Commodore to 607 Squadron (County of Durham) based at RAF Leeming in 2015.    Appointed Deputy Lieutenant to North Yorkshire in 2019.

Since marrying and moving to Yorkshire in 1989, Charlotte has been involved in charity work both nationally and locally.  Charlotte was appointed to The Council of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 1999.  She is a trustee of a number of charitable organisations including The Lord Barnby Foundation, a grant giving trust, North Yorkshire Hospice Care, Countryside Learning, the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Fund and the Jessica Bethell Foundation.  She is also a Patron of Streets of Growth, based in Tower Hamlets, a youth intervention charity.   Charlotte volunteers weekly for Citizen Advice Bureau in Harrogate.  She was appointed Honorary Air Commodore to 607 Squadron (County of Durham) based at RAF Leeming in 2015.    Appointed Deputy Lieutenant to North Yorkshire in 2019.

The Rt. Hon. The Earl Peel GCVO DL

Although brought up in Lancashire, Willie Peel has spent his working life in North Yorkshire.  Having inherited and managed the Gunnerside Estate until its sale in 1994, he re-invested in a smaller estate which he still runs on behalf of his son.  He was appointed a member of the Prince’s Council in the 1990’s and went on to become The Lord Warden of the Stannaries of the Duchy of Cornwall.  Among other appointments he was a member of the Nature Conservancy Council, Chairman of the Game & Wildlife Trust, and then President, and a committee member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  He became President of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman of the Standing Conference on Country Sports.  In 2001 he became and elected Member of the House of Lords and played an active role in proceedings until his appointment as The Lord Chamberlain to HM Household in 2006.

Although brought up in Lancashire, Willie Peel has spent his working life in North Yorkshire.  Having inherited and managed the Gunnerside Estate until its sale in 1994, he re-invested in a smaller estate which he still runs on behalf of his son.  He was appointed a member of the Prince’s Council in the 1990’s and went on to become The Lord Warden of the Stannaries of the Duchy of Cornwall.  Among other appointments he was a member of the Nature Conservancy Council, Chairman of the Game & Wildlife Trust, and then President, and a committee member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  He became President of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman of the Standing Conference on Country Sports.  In 2001 he became and elected Member of the House of Lords and played an active role in proceedings until his appointment as The Lord Chamberlain to HM Household in 2006.

Mr Andrew Pindar OBE DL

Scarborough native Andrew Pindar is married to Civil Engineer and Marine Biologist Caroline. With a number of business interests he is best known for being involved internationally with the sport, pastime and business of sailing. In particular Andrew is at the forefront of the drive for equality in the sport, promoting the interests of female athletes and those with disabilities around the world. He is a board member of various charities including The Magenta Project, an ambassador of Sail4cancer and The Offshore Doubles Organisation. In November 2020 his work was acknowledged with the President’s Award by World Sailing, the sports governing body. In 1999 he was recognised for his contribution to the graphic arts industry with an honorary Professorship from The University of The Arts in London. He was appointed a DL in 2004 and in 2009 he was awarded an OBE for his service to society and industry.

Scarborough native Andrew Pindar is married to Civil Engineer and Marine Biologist Caroline. With a number of business interests he is best known for being involved internationally with the sport, pastime and business of sailing. In particular Andrew is at the forefront of the drive for equality in the sport, promoting the interests of female athletes and those with disabilities around the world. He is a board member of various charities including The Magenta Project, an ambassador of Sail4cancer and The Offshore Doubles Organisation. In November 2020 his work was acknowledged with the President’s Award by World Sailing, the sports governing body. In 1999 he was recognised for his contribution to the graphic arts industry with an honorary Professorship from The University of The Arts in London. He was appointed a DL in 2004 and in 2009 he was awarded an OBE for his service to society and industry.

Mr Tom Ramsden DL

Tom has been running the family farm and woodlands near Ripon since the mid 1970’s. It is a mixed farming business with arable farming and commercial woodland, a livery yard, firewood retailing and farm buildings development. It tries to balance the need for greater public access and improving the environment with long term sustainability. Alongside this he hunted the West of Yore Foxhounds for twenty years, was closely involved with fund raising at Ripon Cathedral as High Steward and is Chairman of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust. He is trustee of a number of other Yorkshire based charitable trusts and a director of the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. He was High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2014-15 during which he established the Arts for Change fund now administered by the Two Riding Community Foundation.

Tom has been running the family farm and woodlands near Ripon since the mid 1970’s. It is a mixed farming business with arable farming and commercial woodland, a livery yard, firewood retailing and farm buildings development. It tries to balance the need for greater public access and improving the environment with long term sustainability. Alongside this he hunted the West of Yore Foxhounds for twenty years, was closely involved with fund raising at Ripon Cathedral as High Steward and is Chairman of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust. He is trustee of a number of other Yorkshire based charitable trusts and a director of the Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. He was High Sheriff of North Yorkshire in 2014-15 during which he established the Arts for Change fund now administered by the Two Riding Community Foundation.

Mr Peter Scrope DL

Born in Yarm, brought up and educated in North Yorkshire, Peter spent 10 years in the Army (during which time he spent 3 years at University reading Politics). Peter has worked for 30+ years in the international telecommunications industry and brought his company to Darlington. This was later sold and is now the mobile operator, EE, who employ more than 1,600 people at the Darlington site. Peter continues to be involved with a number of telecoms ventures and chairs the local government company responsible for rolling out fibre broadband in North Yorkshire. He is involved with a number of local charities and is a past High Sheriff and Vice Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. He lives near Great Ayton with his wife Penny, a JP for more than 20 years.

Born in Yarm, brought up and educated in North Yorkshire, Peter spent 10 years in the Army (during which time he spent 3 years at University reading Politics). Peter has worked for 30+ years in the international telecommunications industry and brought his company to Darlington. This was later sold and is now the mobile operator, EE, who employ more than 1,600 people at the Darlington site. Peter continues to be involved with a number of telecoms ventures and chairs the local government company responsible for rolling out fibre broadband in North Yorkshire. He is involved with a number of local charities and is a past High Sheriff and Vice Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. He lives near Great Ayton with his wife Penny, a JP for more than 20 years.

Dr Richard Shephard MBE DL

A leading composer of church music, Richard was Chamberlain of York Minster and a member of Chapter. As Director of Development, Richard helped raise £30 million to restore the Great East Window: a contribution celebrated, unusually, by a gargoyle on the East face of the Minster which some have called flattering. Richard was Head of the Minster School from 1985-2004, a governor of five schools, and chaired the Archbishop’s Youth Trust; the York Glaziers Trust; the Ryedale Festival; the Choir Schools Association and the Leeds Piano Competition. A Visiting Professor at the University of the South, Sewanee, and Visiting Fellow of York University, Richard is an honorary Freeman of the City of York and holds a Lambeth doctorate and two honorary doctorates. He read music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and was Head of Music at two Salisbury schools.

A leading composer of church music, Richard was Chamberlain of York Minster and a member of Chapter. As Director of Development, Richard helped raise £30 million to restore the Great East Window: a contribution celebrated, unusually, by a gargoyle on the East face of the Minster which some have called flattering. Richard was Head of the Minster School from 1985-2004, a governor of five schools, and chaired the Archbishop’s Youth Trust; the York Glaziers Trust; the Ryedale Festival; the Choir Schools Association and the Leeds Piano Competition. A Visiting Professor at the University of the South, Sewanee, and Visiting Fellow of York University, Richard is an honorary Freeman of the City of York and holds a Lambeth doctorate and two honorary doctorates. He read music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and was Head of Music at two Salisbury schools.

Mr Simon Theakston DL

Simon Theakston is Executive Director of his family brewing company T&R Theakston Ltd. He has worked almost entire career in the industry with the exception of three years at the Financial Times in the late 70s. He lives in Farnham near Knaresborough. His broader interests are linked to North Yorkshire. He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society from 2008 to 2016 and was an elected Councillor on Harrogate Borough Council from 2002 to 2018. He is Chairman of Pub is the Hub, a national not-for profit organisation whose purpose is to provide seed-corn funding and advise to help rural pubs play a central role in the provision of the services required to enable rural communities to thrive and prosper. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers’ in 2019, a London Livery Company. He is married to Candy and they have two grown up children.

Simon Theakston is Executive Director of his family brewing company T&R Theakston Ltd. He has worked almost entire career in the industry with the exception of three years at the Financial Times in the late 70s. He lives in Farnham near Knaresborough. His broader interests are linked to North Yorkshire. He was Chairman of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society from 2008 to 2016 and was an elected Councillor on Harrogate Borough Council from 2002 to 2018. He is Chairman of Pub is the Hub, a national not-for profit organisation whose purpose is to provide seed-corn funding and advise to help rural pubs play a central role in the provision of the services required to enable rural communities to thrive and prosper. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers’ in 2019, a London Livery Company. He is married to Candy and they have two grown up children.

Captain Stephen Upright RN DL

Stephen earned a degree in Zoology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and then immediately joined the Royal Navy where he served for 33 years at sea and ashore.  Despite his initial reluctance to join the Submarine Service he went on to command, at various times, three operational submarines.  This career has taken him around the world, without seeing very much of it at all!  In his second career Stephen ran the medieval guildhall of the York Merchant Adventurers but he now spends as much time as he can sailing his small yacht.

Stephen earned a degree in Zoology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and then immediately joined the Royal Navy where he served for 33 years at sea and ashore.  Despite his initial reluctance to join the Submarine Service he went on to command, at various times, three operational submarines.  This career has taken him around the world, without seeing very much of it at all!  In his second career Stephen ran the medieval guildhall of the York Merchant Adventurers but he now spends as much time as he can sailing his small yacht.

Mr Trevor Watson JP DL

Trevor has spent his entire life in North Yorkshire where he lives with his wife Linda. He had a career in financial services within both national and local businesses from self-employment to public companies. He was a magistrate for forty years and Bench Chairman for ten of them as well as Chairing the Family Court. During that time he was also a member of the Child Support Agency Appeal Tribunal. Trevor is currently a Governor of Teesside High School, having also served as a governor at a North Yorkshire C of E primary school. Heavily involved with charity and social enterprise he is a Trustee of the Five Lamps Organisation, a Third Sector business whose mission can be best described as transforming lives, raising aspirations and removing barriers to social , economic and financial inclusion. Continuing his role in criminal justice Trevor has recently been appointed Chairman of the Cleveland Committee of Crimestoppers.

Trevor has spent his entire life in North Yorkshire where he lives with his wife Linda. He had a career in financial services within both national and local businesses from self-employment to public companies. He was a magistrate for forty years and Bench Chairman for ten of them as well as Chairing the Family Court. During that time he was also a member of the Child Support Agency Appeal Tribunal. Trevor is currently a Governor of Teesside High School, having also served as a governor at a North Yorkshire C of E primary school. Heavily involved with charity and social enterprise he is a Trustee of the Five Lamps Organisation, a Third Sector business whose mission can be best described as transforming lives, raising aspirations and removing barriers to social , economic and financial inclusion. Continuing his role in criminal justice Trevor has recently been appointed Chairman of the Cleveland Committee of Crimestoppers.

Mr Anthony Wharton CP DL

Anthony was commissioned into the Green Howards in December 1966 and served in Colchester, British Honduras, BAOR, Northern Ireland until his retirement in 1975. He then studied at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He was a member of the Terratorial Army Yorkshire Volunteers from 1977 to 1984, and a Steward of the Yorkshire Agricultural Show, Harrogate from 1976 to 1988. He was made a DL in 1982 and is proud to assist in the Lieutenancy work in North Yorkshire. His interests include Royal British Legion, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity and Royal Forestry Society.

Anthony was commissioned into the Green Howards in December 1966 and served in Colchester, British Honduras, BAOR, Northern Ireland until his retirement in 1975. He then studied at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He was a member of the Terratorial Army Yorkshire Volunteers from 1977 to 1984, and a Steward of the Yorkshire Agricultural Show, Harrogate from 1976 to 1988. He was made a DL in 1982 and is proud to assist in the Lieutenancy work in North Yorkshire. His interests include Royal British Legion, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity and Royal Forestry Society.

Dr Jonathan Wild LL.D DL

Jonathan was born in Yorkshire, has lived most of his life in Yorkshire, and after a spell teaching, spent 35 years of his career working in – and leading – his family’s business, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate, one of Yorkshire’s iconic enterprises. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Leeds for his social and environmental work, locally and internationally. He continues to work with environmental scientists at the university, supporting forest, biodiversity and land-use research, and building partnerships for practical action in Yorkshire and worldwide. Three of his picture book stories for young children about African animals for have been published internationally.

Jonathan was born in Yorkshire, has lived most of his life in Yorkshire, and after a spell teaching, spent 35 years of his career working in – and leading – his family’s business, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate, one of Yorkshire’s iconic enterprises. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Leeds for his social and environmental work, locally and internationally. He continues to work with environmental scientists at the university, supporting forest, biodiversity and land-use research, and building partnerships for practical action in Yorkshire and worldwide. Three of his picture book stories for young children about African animals for have been published internationally.

Sir Harry Wilmot Bt. DL

Harry has lived in North Yorkshire for 20 years after Graduating from Edinburgh University and living in South America.  He owns and runs an engineering company in Teesside and spends much of his spare time cycling and sailing.  He has been a Trustee and one time Chairman of Ocean Youth Trust North for many years. He was made a DL in 2017 and is proud to assist in the Lord Lieutenancy work in North Yorkshire, a part of the country that covers a wide scope of activities and fantastic people.

Harry has lived in North Yorkshire for 20 years after Graduating from Edinburgh University and living in South America.  He owns and runs an engineering company in Teesside and spends much of his spare time cycling and sailing.  He has been a Trustee and one time Chairman of Ocean Youth Trust North for many years. He was made a DL in 2017 and is proud to assist in the Lord Lieutenancy work in North Yorkshire, a part of the country that covers a wide scope of activities and fantastic people.

Mrs Clare Wood JP DL

Clare was a North Yorkshire County Councillor from 2001-2017 representing the Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton division with its 37 villages and hamlets. She was Executive Member for Business & Environmental Services and Executive Member for Health & Adult Services. She had many other varying roles including chairman of the Y&NY Waste Partnership, chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB and most recently, chairman of the North Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Board. She is a JP on the York Bench (ret’d) and Patron of the York & District Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her passion for the community and older & vulnerable adults has led her to volunteer for Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington and for Ryedale Carers. The eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Martin Fitzalan Howard, she was born and brought up at Brockfield where she now lives.

Clare was a North Yorkshire County Councillor from 2001-2017 representing the Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton division with its 37 villages and hamlets. She was Executive Member for Business & Environmental Services and Executive Member for Health & Adult Services. She had many other varying roles including chairman of the Y&NY Waste Partnership, chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB and most recently, chairman of the North Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Board. She is a JP on the York Bench (ret’d) and Patron of the York & District Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her passion for the community and older & vulnerable adults has led her to volunteer for Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington and for Ryedale Carers. The eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Martin Fitzalan Howard, she was born and brought up at Brockfield where she now lives.

Sir William Worsley Bt. DL

William Worsley is Chair of the Forestry Commission and President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. He is a member of the North Yorkshire Rural Commission and is a Lay Canon and a member of the Chapter of York Minster. He is Chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB Joint Advisory Committee and of Hovingham Estate. He is a member of the Court of the Merchant Taylors Company in London. He was the Government’s National Tree Champion and Chairman of the National Forest Company and is a former member of the North York Moors National Park Authority. He is a past President of the CLA and is also a former Honorary Colonel of the Yorkshire Squadron of the Queens Own Yeomanry.

William Worsley is Chair of the Forestry Commission and President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. He is a member of the North Yorkshire Rural Commission and is a Lay Canon and a member of the Chapter of York Minster. He is Chairman of the Howardian Hills AONB Joint Advisory Committee and of Hovingham Estate. He is a member of the Court of the Merchant Taylors Company in London. He was the Government’s National Tree Champion and Chairman of the National Forest Company and is a former member of the North York Moors National Park Authority. He is a past President of the CLA and is also a former Honorary Colonel of the Yorkshire Squadron of the Queens Own Yeomanry.

Mrs Venetia Wrigley DL

Venetia Wrigley is a born and bred Yorkshire girl who spent her time after school travelling and working around the world culminating in spending three years running a remote Jungle Lodge in Nepal. Since marrying 37 years ago she has devoted her time to bringing up her three children and working for the voluntary sector which has involved a number of different roles from fundraising for Action Research, helping to set up The Greenhouse Schools Project Charity, sitting on the Grants Committee for what is now Turn to Us and being a School Governor at Tring Park School.  Today she concentrates on local causes such as St Nicholas Church Ganton, being a Trusee of the Two Communities Foundation and a Trustee of Racing Welfare and chairing the Malton Open Day Committee.

Venetia Wrigley is a born and bred Yorkshire girl who spent her time after school travelling and working around the world culminating in spending three years running a remote Jungle Lodge in Nepal. Since marrying 37 years ago she has devoted her time to bringing up her three children and working for the voluntary sector which has involved a number of different roles from fundraising for Action Research, helping to set up The Greenhouse Schools Project Charity, sitting on the Grants Committee for what is now Turn to Us and being a School Governor at Tring Park School.  Today she concentrates on local causes such as St Nicholas Church Ganton, being a Trusee of the Two Communities Foundation and a Trustee of Racing Welfare and chairing the Malton Open Day Committee.