Lieutenancy in South Yorkshire

HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE is His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

She was appointed on 6 November, 2021

Dame Hilary has spent her entire career in nursing. She began and ended her main NHS career in Sheffield. She retired three years ago as Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She now works as a professional consultant.

She co-led the development of the Safer Nursing Care Tool, which is now used widely in hospitals across the UK.

She's an Honorary Professor at Sheffield Hallam University and an Honorary Doctor of Medicine at Sheffield University. She's also a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. As well as this she's served on the National Institute for Healthcare Research Advisory Board.

She became a Deputy Lieutenant in 2016.

Dame Hilary lives near Barnsley with her husband Neil.


Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire 

Anthony Pedder OBE DL

Anthony Pedder Vice Lord-Lieutenant

Tony Pedder spent the first 30 years of his career working throughout the UK and across the world in a wide range of executive roles in the steel industry.

During this period, he also spent some time in the voluntary role of Ambassador for British Business. He was appointed in 1997 by the Foreign Secretary, to use his business trips overseas to promote UK businesses as good partners and UK as a good location for investment.

Since 2003, he has worked as a non-executive director/chair with a number of organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, locally, nationally and internationally. This included 15 years with the NHS in South Yorkshire and 17 years on the Council of the University of Sheffield, the last 9 as pro-Chancellor and Chair.

He is currently Chair of South Yorkshire Charity Mentors, an organisation which provides free mentoring support to charities.

He was awarded the OBE in 2013 for services to business, health and the voluntary sector. He held the position of Master Cutler in the year to October 2014.

Past Lord-Lieutenants of South Yorkshire

  • 2015 – 2021 Andrew J Coombe CVO
  • 2004 – 2015 David B Moody CVO
  • 1996 – 2004 Richard A Lumley, 12th Earl of Scarbrough
  • 1985 – 1996 J Hugh Neill CBE TD 
  • 1974 – 1985 Gerard F Young CBE 

Prior to 1974, South Yorkshire formed part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 

Past Lord-Lieutenants of the West Riding of Yorkshire

The office of the Lord-Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire has been held by:

  • 1970 – 1974 Kenneth Hargreaves
  • 1948 – 1969 Lawrence Lumley, 11th Earl of Scarbrough
  • 1927 – 1947 Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
  • 1904 – 1927 Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood
  • 1892 – 1904 Aldred Lumley, 10th Earl of Scarbrough
  • 1857 – 1892 William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 6th Earl Fitzwilliam
  • 1846 – 1857 Henry Lascelles, 3rd Earl of Harewood
  • 1841 – 1845 James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe
  • 1819 – 1841 Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood
  • 1798 – 1819 William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam
  • 1782 – 1798 Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk
  • 1765 – 1782 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham
  • 1763 – 1765 Francis Hastings, 10th Earl of Huntingdon
  • 1751 – 1763 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham
  • 1733 – 1750 Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquis of Rockingham
  • 1715 – 1733 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
  • 1704 – 1715 Henry Boyle, 1st Baron Carleton
  • 1699 – 1704 Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington
  • 1689 – 1699 Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
  • 1688 – 1689 Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • 1688 – 1688 Lord Thomas Howard
  • 1679 – 1688 Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington
  • 1674 – 1679 Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds
  • 1667 – 1674 George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
  • 1667 – 1677 Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington
  • 1661 - 1667 George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
  • 1660 - 1661 Marmaduke Langdale, 1st Baron Langdale

Lord-Lieutenant's duties

  • Arranging visits by Members of the Royal Family, and receiving and escorting Royal Visitors as appropriate.
  • Presenting honours and awards on behalf of The King to individuals, voluntary groups and business organisations.
  • Performing certain duties in connection with armed forces of the Crown and, in particular, the reserve forces.
  • Participating in civic, voluntary and social events and encouraging charitable work and local initiatives within the county.