Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire
Mrs Johanna Ropner
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.
Jo has been a Trustee of the Rank Foundation since June 2005; she became Chair of the Grants Committee in 2016 and is responsible for the allocation of funds to community and social programmes throughout the UK. She is also Chair of Trustees of the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Fund. Jo is a patron of the Rainbow Trust, YMCA Ripon and a Trustee of Opportunity Holiday Trust.
She is Vice-President of both the Yorkshire & Humber and the North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Associations and is also County President of North Yorkshire Scouts.
Jo is a director and founder shareholder of New England Seafood International, recently featuring in the Times fastest growing 250 mid-market companies. Jo is also the Marketing Director for Camp Hill Ltd, a family owned business, delivering over 250 events a year and winning White Rose Holiday Park of the Year in 2017.
Jo graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in Agriculture and lives in Kirklington near Bedale with her husband Robert. They have three adult children.