Lieutenancy of South Yorkshire

Deputy Lieutenants

The Office of Deputy Lieutenant is almost as old as that of the Lieutenancy and, in the early years of absentee Lord-Lieutenants, they performed all his military duties, becoming so powerful that they had to be snubbed frequently by the Privy Council who appointed them. 

However, the Crown continued to use them and, although their appointments officially lapsed with that of the Lord-Lieutenant, their duties continued. Later, the power of appointing them was gradually transferred to the Lord-Lieutenant. 

Unlike the Lord-Lieutenant, whose commission could cover more than one county, Deputy Lieutenants were always appointed to act only within one county.

The first Lady Lord-Lieutenant was Jean Roberts, who was appointed Lord Provost of Glasgow in 1960.  As the city's first female Lord Provost, she was unique in Scotland until the 1980s.  She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (the female equivalent of a knighthood) in 1962.

The appointment of Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant at their discretion, subject only to Her Majesty not disapproving of the granting of the commission. Under the terms of the Lieutenancies Act 1997, a person may be appointed a Deputy Lieutenant if:    

  • he/she is shown to have rendered appropriate service: such service includes service as a member of, or in a civil capacity in connection with, the Armed Forces, and other suitable public service; and
     
  • he/she has a place of residence in, or within seven miles from the boundary of, the relevant county or area. In choosing Deputy Lieutenants, Lord-Lieutenant should be ready to interpret widely 'other suitable public service' which can be taken into account. The aim is that, within each county or area, the Deputy Lieutenants should be widely representative of its life in social range, gender, ethnic mix and service to the community. 

The appointment is not terminated when the Lord-Lieutenant, who made the appointment, ceases to be Lord-Lieutenant, but lapses if the residence qualification ceases to be fulfilled. The post nominal letters are 'DL'.

Deputy Lieutenants of South Yorkshire

Barnsley

Dame Hilary Chapman DBE DL

Dame Hilary Chapman DBE DL

Hilary is the Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has spent her entire career in the NHS, the vast majority of it in nursing.

She began her nursing career in Sheffield at the Northern General Hospital, and has worked in hospitals across the country before returning to Sheffield in 2006. She leads the Trust’s 6500 nurses and midwives alongside managing Estates and Hotel Services.

Hilary is one of the country’s most prominent chief nurses, and has made major contributions to health policy, healthcare delivery and system reform, including co-leading on the development of the Safer Nursing Care Toolkit which is now used widely in hospitals throughout the UK.

Hilary is a member of the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) Advisory Board, and is a visiting Professor within the Faculty of Health and Well Being at Sheffield Hallam University. She is also a member of the Clinical Advisory Forum at NHS Improvement.

Hilary was made an Honorary Doctor of Medicine by the University of Sheffield. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to nursing in the New Year 2018 Honours List.

Barry Eldred DL

Barry Eldred DL

(Lead DL)

Barry was founder director and former managing director of the family owned retail chain ‘Toymaster’.

He was a non-executive director and former chairman of Barnsley Building Society, a former Barnsley magistrate and past president of Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club.

He is currently the elder of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and secretary to the South Yorkshire Muslim Community Forum.

He is also a trustee for Shaw Lands Trust, Thomas English Trust and The Barnsley Trust.

He is a north of England ambassador for international charity Habitat for Humanity and international team leader for their overseas projects.

He is currently serving as High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2018 - 2019.

John Foster MBE DL

John Foster MBE DL

John is managing director of Fosters Bakery (Staincross) Limited, a business employing 200 people and selling throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

He was awarded the MBE for services to unemployed people in South Yorkshire, and his honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University recognised his wide contribution to the food industry and to the local community.

He is a Methodist local preacher in the Barnsley circuit, and is involved in a range of community activities including local radio, a children’s charity, helping released prisoners to find work, and promoting Barnsley as a unique tourist destination.

John Hayward DL

John Hayward DL

John is chief executive of AIM listed engineering group Pressure Technologies plc based at Chapeltown, Sheffield. The company has worldwide interests in the oil and gas, industrial gases, defence and alternative energy markets.

By qualification he is an accountant with finance and general management experience in the steel, chemicals and engineering sectors, and he holds a degree in Physics from Oxford University. In 2008 he was the national Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for manufacturing.

John is a freeman and member of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. He is a committee member of Made in Sheffield, developing the Sheffield manufacturing brand and a member of the board of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he is the President for 2017/18.

He is a professional standard oboist and was musical director for a number of amateur operatic societies, choirs and bands, but retired professional playing in 2009 when he became Honorary Colonel of 38 Signal Regiment (its disbandment in 2015). He still plays for pleasure with the Yorkshire Military Band and is now Squadron Colonel of 64 Signal Squadron based at Manor Top, when it was re-subordinated to 37 Signal Regiment.

In Barnsley he is involved with 'Better Learners, Better Workers: Made in Barnsley', the extension of the Cutlers’ education programme to Barnsley schools. A committed Christian, he is a lay preacher and circuit treasurer in the Barnsley Methodist circuit.

Colonel George Kilburn MBE DL

Colonel George Kilburn MBE DL

George was born in Yorkshire and educated at Trent College, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the École Superiéure de Guerre/Collége Interarmées De Défense (French Staff College).

During his 36 years military service he commanded at various levels including the 3rd battalion The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, the East and West Riding Regiment, the Land Component of British Forces Falkland Islands and a sector of the UN Mission to Georgia. He retired from the regular army in 2010.

In 1990 he was awarded the MBE, and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal in 2003. He was appointed Honorary Colonel (Reserves) of the Yorkshire Regiment in June 2014. He is a member of the Regimental Council and a trustee of various military charities.
He is chief executive of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire (Sheffield).

John Marren DL

John Marren DL

John is a Yorkshire entrepreneur who has grown his Barnsley-based business, Company Shop, into the UK's largest redistributor of surplus food. Across his group of companies he works with all of the major retailers and household brands to save more that 50 million items of good food from going to waste every year.

In 2013 John opened the first Community Shop in Goldthorpe. Community Shop is the group's social enterprise and the UK's first social supermarket chain, which sells good food at heavily discounted prices to eligible people in deprived communities. As well as helping to stretch family budgets, Community Shop provides mentoring and support to help members get their lives back on track and the results have been transformative.

Outside of work John has been a long-time supporter of Barnsley charities, including the Barnsley Churches Drop-ln Project and The Salvation Army.

John Edwards OBE DL

Doncaster

John Holt DL

John Holt DL

(Vice Lord-Lieutenant) (Lead DL)

John is a retired insurance lawyer, having specialised in catastrophic injury claims, trusteeship and alternative dispute resolution.

He is volunteer chair of CrimeStoppers for South Yorkshire, a committee member of South Yorkshire Muslim Community Forum, a Trustee of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, Hon. President of 103 Squadron RAF Air Cadets and a member of the Sheffield Sea Cadets unit management team. He is a former chair, now ambassador for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

He served as High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2015/16.

In November 2016 he was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

Akeela Mohammed DL

Akeela Mohammed DL

Akeela is the owner of Cavendish House Private Children's Nurseries.

She is a lay member of Doncaster Safeguarding Children’s Board (DSCB) and chair of the faith and culture sub group for DSCB where she is supporting faith settings with safeguarding policies and procedures.

She is Chaplain at Doncaster Hub and currently a trustee for two charities - B-Friend who work towards reducing social isolation for the elderly, and Doncaster Conversation Club who work to support and help asylum seekers and refugees.

She is a leading member of the Doncaster Christian/Muslim fellowship and involved in interfaith work, including organising health and fitness programmes for black and minority ethnic women in the community.

Sue Scholey DL

Sue Scholey DL

Sue is the chairman of Wilfreda Luxury Coaches Limited trading as Wilfreda Beehive. Sue joined the company in 1976 becoming a director in 1981 and managing director in 1997. It is still very much a family business and supports many local charities in the Doncaster and South Yorkshire area.

She is currently a director trustee of South Yorkshire Community Foundation.

Sue served as a director for Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise for over 10 years, and president from 2005 to 2007.

She is a past governor of Owston Park Primary School and past panel member of Yorkshire Forward’s business advisory group.

Sue is a corporate member of Doncaster Rotary Club and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She is also a member of St. Barnabas Church, Ranskill.

Charles Warde-Aldam DL

Charles Warde-Aldam DL

Charles lives at Frickley, Doncaster where he manages the family estate - Clayton and Frickley Farms and its properties.

He previously served on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's council and various committees for 25 years.

Charles is a steward for the British Horseracing Authority, has done two terms as a member of their disciplinary panel and sits on their board of appeal. He is a member of the Jockey Club.

He is director of Thirsk Racecourse and Frickley Park International Horse Trials Ltd, as well as being district commissioner of Badsworth Pony Club since 2003.

Rotherham

Robert Dyson QPM DL

Robert Dyson QPM DL

(Lead DL)

Robert was born in Sheffield and served for 36 years in South Yorkshire Police in a number of roles and specialisms. He served at all ranks including 6 months as the temporary Chief Constable. He had national responsibility for the development of policies and procedures for policing sporting events in stadiums (other than football). He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service.

Since retiring from the Police service in October 2012 Robert has taken on a number of other roles including being the chair of a registered charity, the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Yorkshire, which aims to help local young people develop their skills and reach their potential. In addition he currently acts as the independent chair of the Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board and the Barnsley Safeguarding Adult Board.

Julie Kenny CBE DL

Julie Kenny CBE DL

A former litigation lawyer, Julie turned to manufacturing and founded Pyronix Limited which she sold in 2016. Julie continues her involvement in serving business and local communities and currently holds several trustee or patron positions for diverse charitable organisations. Julie is a commissioner at Rotherham Council, chair of Maltby Learning Trust and a director of Sheffield City Region LEP.

Julie is chair and non-executive director with Robson Handling Technology and chairs the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust which is committed to securing a sustainable future for Wentworth Woodhouse, the country house situated in Wentworth near Rotherham.

Julie’s CBE and Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University were conferred in recognition of her contribution to business in the region. She was the Vitalise businesswoman of the year in 2013, private businesswoman of the year 2014 and has been given a special recognition judges award by Northern Power Women.

Julie was High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2012/13.

Hilary Massarella MBE DL

Hilary Massarella MBE DL

Hilary is the founder trustee of South Yorkshire children’s charity SAFE@LAST. The charity was founded in 2000 and has recently undergone a successful merger with Depaul UK. This has ensured the ongoing development of award winning work with young runaways in South Yorkshire.

Whilst continuing to support SAFE@LAST Hilary has now increased her responsibilities within the family business Massarella Catering Group which has in excess of 120 catering outlets in England, Scotland and Wales.

Hilary’s particular interests are with young people and especially those who are vulnerable. She supports initiatives that work towards a just and safe society in which every person can contribute fully.

Lady Neill DL

Lady Neill DL

Anne Neill has been president of St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield since 2000 and served as a trustee of Cavendish Cancer Care from 1998 to 2009, when she became a vice-president.

In 2018 she became vice-president of South Yorkshire Community Foundation.

Anne is a trustee of four Neill family grant-making trusts, three of which work principally for the benefit of the people of South Yorkshire. For over 20 years, she has also been a trustee of the J W Chapman Earlesmere Trust for the relief of Doncaster residents who are in need.

Anne’s late husband, Sir Hugh Neill KCVO TD JP, served as HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire from 1985 to 1996.

Chris Rea OBE DL

Chris Rea OBE DL

Chris Rea is the managing director of AESSEAL, the UK’s last remaining and the world’s 4th largest mechanical seal manufacturer and part of the AES Engineering Ltd Group.

With 1800 employees and a turnover of £170 million, exports account for more than 80%. Product and process development, information technology and over 90% of manufacturing is based in the UK.

Between October 2014 and October 2015 Chris was the managing director of Surgical Innovations, an AIM listed company. He became a non-executive director of British Rototherm, a Welsh based manufacturer of instrumentation, in 2010 and he continues to mentor several trading and early manufacturing businesses.

The Earl of Scarbrough DL

The Earl of Scarbrough DL

Richard Scarbrough worked in estate management, engineering and film editing as Richard Lumley before succeeding his father (HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire until 2003) and becoming the thirteenth earl in 2004.

He lives at Sandbeck Park, near Maltby, and manages the family’s land and property interests in South Yorkshire, County Durham and Skegness.

He has a range of charitable interests across the county.

Janet Wheatley MBE DL

Janet Wheatley MBE DL

Janet Wheatley is chief executive of Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR), an organisation which supports approximately 1400 organisations and over 49,000 volunteers in Rotherham. She has previously worked for the Department of Employment, an international hotel chain, as well the NHS in a variety of senior management roles.

She has been involved with the voluntary and community sector for over 30 years as a chief executive, volunteer and trustee for a wide range of different charities locally and nationally. She sits on a number of strategic boards and advisory groups within Rotherham, South Yorkshire and nationally, representing the voluntary and community sector. She is responsible for developing a nationally acclaimed and NHS award winning social prescribing service within Rotherham.

She was awarded an MBE for services to the community in 2017.

Sheffield

Anthony Pedder OBE DL

Anthony Pedder OBE DL

(Lead DL)

Tony Pedder is an experienced industrialist and board member, having spent until 2003 over 30 years in a wide range of executive roles, including group CEO with British Steel and Corus plc.

He currently holds a number of directorships including Chair of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, pro-chancellor and chair of council of Sheffield University, and is a director of Rotherham-based Metalysis Ltd.

He held the position of Master Cutler in the year to October 2014.

Waheed Akhtar DL

Waheed Akhtar DL

Waheed works for Rotherham Council in Neighbourhood Partnerships and Engagement.

He is also a broadcast journalist with BBC Radio Sheffield where he has worked for 25 years, most recently as presenter of the Eastern Air programme on Sunday evenings. He has spent a similar amount of time in local government in Sheffield and Rotherham, undertaking a variety of roles covering education social work, training, economic development and regeneration, policy, research and commissioning.

Waheed has almost 30 years involvement in the voluntary and community sector, including youth work, community development and serving on the boards of a variety of organisations in a voluntary capacity. He is chairperson of the South Yorkshire Muslim Community Forum.

He is currently secretary of the Madina Mosque, Sheffield, where his role here has been to develop the outward facing role of the mosque through partnership working and education programmes which have seen over 12,000 visitors to the mosque from schools, colleges and youth groups.

Sughra Begum DL

Sughra Begum DL

Sughra has worked for 30 years in the educational sector, helping people to improve their language, literacy and employment prospects by arranging appropriate courses and training.

Her passion throughout her life has been to help the disadvantaged people in our communities, particularly those with disabilities or from a black and ethnic minority background.

In her many charitable roles she came across the need to work with local women who simply didn’t know how to access services, so she set up English language classes in various community and college venues so they could learn and speak for themselves and their families.

She is currently chair of the Tassibee organisation in Rotherham and is involved with awareness raising, empowering, and capacity building within communities.

Sughra is a newly appointed director of curriculum at Sheffield College.

The Very Reverend Peter Bradley DL

The Very Reverend Peter Bradley DL

The Very Reverend Peter Bradley was born and brought up in Northern Ireland.

He has served as a parish priest, and as a chaplain in the University of Cambridge.

Peter has been Dean of the Church of England Cathedral in Sheffield since 2003.

His interests include contemporary art, particularly sculpture, and he enjoys walking in the Peak District.

John Cowling DL

John Cowling DL

John is a chartered accountant. He retired as a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2012, having worked in London, New York and across the PwC offices in the north of England.

He is now the chair of Museums Sheffield, the charity responsible for the running of Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery, Weston Park Museums and the Graves Gallery.

He is also the chair of Music in the Round, a national chamber music charity based in Sheffield, and he is a trustee of Sheffield Theatres.

John is also a non-executive director at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Hock-Ann Chia DL

Hock-Ann Chia DL

Hock-Ann was educated in Singapore, Manchester and Sheffield. He has lived in Sheffield since 1975. He is an organic chemist who has worked in industry and educational institutions. His previous experiences include working with cosmetic products, coal tar products, steel, radiation and thermal analytical chemistry.

Hock-Ann has been actively involved with the Chinese community in Sheffield and nationally since 1986 in various capacities, with issues related to education, culture and welfare of women and the elderly. He is the honorary president of the Sheffield Chinese Association.

Colonel Richard Elliott TD DL

Colonel Richard Elliott TD DL

Richard is a retired solicitor, TA Colonel and is now a part-time volunteer with the service charity SSAFA (formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).

Mark Dransfield DL

Mark Dransfield DL

Mark Dransfield is the founder and managing director of South Yorkshire property company Dransfield Properties. The company was founded 25 years ago and recently won the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award for Regeneration for the Fox Valley development in Stocksbridge, north Sheffield.

Mark is an active member of industry bodies and organisations including the retail industry body REVO. He is regularly invited to speak about town centre regeneration at conferences and events. He is a keen supporter of local projects through the Dransfield Foundation, and also founded an annual charity bike ride in 2007 which has so far raised more than £465,000 for good causes.

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail DL

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail DL

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail is a prominent Imam and scholar.

He is the Muslim chaplain in the multi-faith chaplaincy in the University of Sheffield and community advisor in safeguarding.

After studying theology, Arabic and eastern languages, he joined Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) and then Sheffield University to study and conduct research in education.

He has worked as an independent education consultant and has served the community as a lead Imam, teacher, lecturer and community worker for more than 30 years. He helped in integration of different communities as a member of Sheffield Faith Leaders Group.

He has been actively involved in multi-faith work nationally and locally for more than 30 years, working tirelessly to promote community cohesion.

Christopher Jewitt DL

Christopher Jewitt DL

Christopher joined Footprints Tools Limited, Sheffield, in 1970 and was appointed sales director in 1975, managing director in 1987 and chairman in 2009.

Established in 1875, Footprint manufactures hand tools and has an enviable reputation worldwide for the high quality of its “Made in Sheffield” products. The company (now Footprint Sheffield Limited) continues to be run by the Jewitt family.

He was Master Cutler for the year 1994/95 and he is freeman and member of the Company of Cutlers’ in Hallamshire, and current chairman of the Cutlers’ Hall Preservation Trust. Christopher is also a freeman of the worshipful company of Goldsmiths, London and guardian of Sheffield Assay Office.

Christopher was honorary colonel of 38th Signal Regiment (volunteers), a territorial army unit which was headquartered in Sheffield from 2002 to 2009, and he is the South Yorkshire employer representative on the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Pamela Liversidge OBE DL

Pamela Liversidge OBE DL

Pam is a chartered mechanical engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering with broad experience in large companies in the manufacturing and engineering industries. She has also owned and managed small engineering businesses, including setting up her own company to manufacture specialist metal powders.

She has served on the boards of a variety of companies including Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust Hospital, the Rainbow Seed Fund, the Sheffield Assay Office, and is a member of Chapter of Sheffield Cathedral.

She is also a member of the Enterprise Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Pam is a former governor of Sheffield Hallam University, chairman of the governors of Sheffield High School and a former trustee of the City and Guilds of London Institute. She was a visiting professor to the department of engineering at the University of Sheffield.

She was the first woman president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as well as the first woman to be elected as master of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire. She has served as High Sheriff of South Yorkshire.

Dr Julie MacDonald DL

Dr Julie MacDonald DL

Julie is an archivist and has worked for a number of local companies and institutions, including at the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire from 1990 to 2003.

She was the Mistress Cutler 2012/13, the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 2016/17, and is currently deputy chair of South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation.

She is also a trustee of the Sheffield Town Trust, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, Roundabout Ltd, and a member of the Sheffield Diocesan Advisory Committee.

Julie has been involved with girlguiding since a child and served as Girlguiding Sheffield’s county commissioner from 2009 to 2014. She is currently a member of the North East England Awards Committee and vice president of Girlguiding Sheffield.

Stella McHugh DL

Stella McHugh DL

Stella came to the city as a student and like so many, made it her home after graduating from the University of Sheffield.

As head of external engagement at Sheffield Students’ Union, her role includes oversight of community volunteering and charitable fundraising.

Stella is a qualified community mediator and Church of England lay reader.

Her voluntary work includes leading mediation with neighbours in dispute, community fundraising or event management and pastoral ministry.

Jane Marshall DL

Jane Marshall DL

Jane is a partner at BHP, the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Yorkshire, and heads up the firm’s specialist charity team. She has been actively engaged in advising charity clients for over 20 years. She also provides advisory services to a number of clients within the SME sector.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s (ICAEW) Charity Committee providing a representative voice for independent firms and charities based in the north of England.

A frequent speaker on charity accounting and tax issues, Jane is also experienced in providing training to charity trustees. She has extensive knowledge and practical experience in providing audit, tax and business advisory services to a wide variety of charities across the sector.

She is a former trustee of South Yorkshire Community Foundation, having served for 10 years.

Kathryn Riddle OBE JP DL

Kathryn Riddle OBE JP DL

Kathryn has been involved with health services in the north of England since 1994, and is currently the senior independent director at the Christie Hospital Manchester.

She is a patron of St Luke’s Hospice and Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield. A magistrate in Sheffield from 1975 to 2015, she was chairman of the Sheffield Family Panel and the panel of Guardians ad Litem in South Yorkshire for eight years.

Kathryn was the first female pro chancellor at the University of Sheffield and the first woman to chair the council of the university from 2007 to 2013.

Kathryn was honorary colonel of the Sheffield Universities Officer Training Corps from 2008 to 2014.

Kathryn was High Sheriff of South Yorkshire 1998 to 1999.

Desmond Smith JP DL

Desmond Smith JP DL

Des has had a varied professional career that has included senior positions in the public, business, non-statutory and voluntary sectors, at local and national levels.

He has served on the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, Sheffield health and social care NHS Foundation Trust, South Yorkshire Probation Board and as board of visitor, Youth Association South Yorkshire, Target Housing, Sheffield Employment Board and Sheffield Business-Link.

As a magistrate he has served on the Lord Chancellors’ Advisory Committee and is a former chairman of the Sheffield Bench. He is currently champion for mental health and learning disabilities for South Yorkshire magistrates.

Des is a specialist member on criminal injuries compensation appeals, employment appeal tribunals and Sport Resolutions (UK). He chairs disciplinary hearings of the FA chairman’s anti-discrimination commission and is an associate hospital manager appointed under Section 21 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

He is chairman of Sheffield and Hallamshire county football association inclusion group, a founding member of Sheffield Caribbean Sports and Social Club, former chairman and president of SADACCA Ltd, and a trustee of Sheffield Sea Cadets.

Professor Paul White OBE DL

Professor Paul White OBE DL

Paul was brought up in London and studied for bachelors and doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford. He arrived in Sheffield in 1974 as a lecturer in Geography at the University of Sheffield and has remained in South Yorkshire ever since.

He was promoted successively to professor of European Urban Geography and in 2004 he was appointed to be pro-vice-chancellor for learning and teaching. In 2016 he retired from the University. Paul continues to act in a consultant capacity for a number of universities and higher education bodies including the University Grants Committee (Hong Kong), the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK) and the Open University.

He was a governor of Longley Park Sixth Form College and is now the vice-chair of trustees at Brigantia Learning Trust and has served on the board of Sheffield Futures.

Paul has also held visiting positions at a number of institutions in France, Italy and Spain. He has served on committees of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and has also chaired networks and groups of the Russell Group and the Higher Education Academy.

Paul received the Edward Heath Award of the Royal Geographical Society in 2006, for geographical research on Europe. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was appointed OBE for services to Higher Education in the 2016 New Years Honours List.

Colonel Nick Williams TD JP DL

Colonel Nick Williams TD JP DL

Nick has been Managing Director of The Sheffield Metal Polishing Group of companies since October 1998.

He is currently National President of St John Ambulance and Chairman of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) for the North West of England and the Isle of Man.

Nick is also a trustee of the Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust and sits as a Magistrate on the Sheffield Bench.

He completed 30 years' service with the Territorial Army, his final posting as Deputy Commander 42 Infantry Brigade.

New Deputy Lieutenants 2017

Top to bottom/left to right:

  • Mark Dransfield
    (Imam Sheikh Mohammed Ismail)

  • Jane Marshall
    Des Smith

  • John Marren
    Charles Warde-Aldam

  • Akella Mohammad
    HM Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Coombe
    Sughra Begum