Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants


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Mr Barker has been involved with a variety of local charities and organisations in Berkshire. He is Vice President of the Berkshire Community Foundation, is a Trustee of The Inside Out Trust (formerly known as the Berkshire Care Trust) which supports ex-offenders. Mr Barker is also a Trustee of the Berkshire Historic Churches Trust and the Windsor Benefit Trust. He is Deputy Chairman of the Berkshire County Priory Group of the Order of St John and Chairman of the Newbury Spring Festival.

In May 2023, Graham was appointed an Honorary Colonel for the Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force.

Graham is a former High Sheriff of the County 2018 -2019   

Deputy Lieutenants
The Lord-Lieutenant is supported in his work by a team of Deputy Lieutenants across the county. The size of the population of Berkshire determines the maximum number of DLs that the Lord-Lieutenant may appoint. 

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant. They come from all walks of life and all parts of the County and are all people who have given significant service to their country or county. The role of Deputy Lieutenants, like that of the Lord-Lieutenant is non-political.

Deputy Lieutenants reflect a broad range of services to the community, cultural background, ethnic mix, gender and social range. Their local and specialist knowledge and experience is increasingly being used to positive effect in key sectors ranging from education to youth services, and from business to the rural economy. They are the eyes and ears of the Lieutenancy in our local communities and liaise closely with many organisations through the county.

Deputy Lieutenants support the work of the Lord-Lieutenant. They represent the Lord-Lieutenant in a wide range of public duties and at many engagements throughout Berkshire. They play a particularly important ceremonial role at the many Citizenship Ceremonies held in Berkshire’s six Unitary Authority areas.  DLs are particularly involved in encouraging voluntary organisations and charities – not least through their active work in encouraging and assisting with the assessment process of the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.

Deputy Lieutenants may wear a special badge when they are representing the Lord-Lieutenant.

Deputy Lieutenants retire at the age of 75 and then join a supplementary list, but carry out no further duties as DLs,

The Deputy Lieutenants of Berkshire
Richard Anderson DL
Richard Bennett DL BA (Econ) FCMA
Mrs Lindsey Beard JP DL
Charles Brims DL
The Rt Hon The Lord Brownlow CVO DL
Simon Carter DL
Paul Dick OBE JP DL
Dr Peter Durrant MBE DL FSA
Dr Stefan Fafinski JP DL FBCS FRSA
Willie Hartley Russell MVO DL
Harry Henderson DL
Dr Christina Hill Williams DL MA FRGS FRSA
Deputy Senior District Judge Tanweer Ikram CBE DL
Mrs Carol Jackson-Doerge DL
Chris Juden JP DL
Khan Juna DL
Mrs Geraldine Lejeune OBE DL
Lt Col Sir Alexander Matheson of Matheson Bt. LVO DL
Brigadier Stephen Matthews DL FRSA
Mrs Harriet McCalmont DL
Miss Susan Roberts DL
Mrs Felicity Rutland DL
Mark Sanderson DL
Mrs Sarah Scrope DL
Kiren Sharma MBE DL
HH Zoë Smith DL
Rohit Tanna DL DBS
Sean Taylor DL
Hugo Vickers DL
Julian Walker TD DL
General Sir Redmond Watt KCB KCVO CBE DL
Mrs Lucy Zeal DL

The Role of Vice Lord-Lieutenant 
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is appointed, with The King’s approval, by the Lord-Lieutenant from amongst his Deputy Lieutenants.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant plays a substantial role in managing Lieutenancy projects.  He also deputises for the Lord-Lieutenant on many occasions at royal visits and at other official engagements.

Male Vice Lord-Lieutenants may wear a uniform and lady Vice Lord-Lieutenants wear a special badge.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant
Graham Barker DL