Deputy Lieutenants


Vice Lord-Lieutenant

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is Col. Tim Richmond OBE TD DL.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant by recommendation to the Prime Minister and approval of the Queen.

Deputy Lieutenants

To help carry out his wide range of duties, the Lord-Lieutenant is entitled to appoint a number of Deputy Lieutenants. 

Nottinghamshire has a population of over 1.1 million people so that (according to national guidance) the Lord-Lieutenant is entitled to appoint up to 59 Deputy Lieutenants. There are currently 53 active Deputy Lieutenants drawn from across the City and County area.

They are selected from distinguished residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (or living within 7 miles of the boundary) who have made a contribution in the past through public life, charitable activity, voluntary service or the uniformed services to the well-being of the local or wider community. Like the Lord-Lieutenant, they are unpaid and undertake their duties on a voluntary basis. They are appointed until the age of 75 years.

When looking at appointing Deputy Lieutenants, the Lord-Lieutenant will have specific qualities and attributes in mind, especially the ability of a person appointed as a DL to undertake public duties on his behalf. Potential DL’s are normally identified through the wide range of networks and organisations operating throughout the City and County areas as well as people who become known to the Lord-Lieutenant through his work. The Lord Lieutenant is particularly keen to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and to appoint DLs who reflect the make-up of the population of the City and the County. The overall aim is that DLs are widely representative of social range, gender, community background, ethnic mix and service to the community. The Government monitors the ethnicity of those appointed DL, as they do for the honours system and other public appointments.

Deputy Lieutenants are expected to have a strong commitment to our constitutional monarchy, democratic values, the rule of law and human rights and be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to social inclusion.  They must have the ability and willingness to make time within their existing commitments to support the work of the Lord Lieutenant by deputising for him at Remembrance Parades, on Royal Visits and at citizenship ceremonies in the County and by contributing their skill sets in ways that will help support one or more of the Armed Forces of the Crown, the local economy, the charitable sector and the honours and awards system.

Other key considerations include: 

  1. a person’s merit as displayed in significant service given to their country, their area or their county: in this sense, the appointment as a DL and the local recognition it brings may be regarded as a form of honour; 
  2. a continuing commitment to service within the Lieutenancy, whether or not requested by the Lord-Lieutenant; 
  3. geographical location to help with the Lieutenancy’s coverage of all local authority districts; 
  4. particular expertise which can contribute to the Lieutenancy’s understanding of affairs within the City or County; 
  5. probity, honesty and the ability to gain the respect of his/her neighbourhood. 

As representatives of the Crown, Deputy Lieutenants are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional and personal conduct at all times.

Current Deputy Lieutenants:


Anthony May, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Clerk to the Lieutenancy is Mr Anthony May, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council (pictured).

Support to the Lieutenancy is provided by the Executive Officer to the Lieutenancy.


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