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New Deputy Lieutenants commissioned at County Buildings

Twelve new Deputy Lieutenants for Staffordshire have been appointed by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian James Dudson CBE KStJ, including two We Are Staffordshire Place Board members.

A formal commissioning ceremony took place on Tuesday July 11 at County Buildings.

His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant is the King’s representative in the county. He represents His Majesty on a wide variety of occasions which merit Royal support, and which celebrate significant achievement in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The Lord-Lieutenant works across the county with his Deputy Lieutenants to promote Staffordshire and to help it become a better place to live and work.

Two of the new Deputy Lieutenants are We Are Staffordshire Place Board Chair Hannah Ault and Place Board member Josie Morris MBE.

Ian Dudson CBE KStJ said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Staffordshire’s new Deputy Lieutenants and formally present their Commissions.  Individually and collectively, they have a broad range of expertise and experience, which will be extremely valuable to the future work of the Lieutenancy across the whole ceremonial county.”

Hannah said: “It’s such an honour to be asked to support Staffordshire in this way.  I have a huge sense of pride for my city and great county and feel grateful to be able to contribute to my community with other local individuals.”

Josie said: “I am proud and excited to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire.  I love this area and am committed to ensuring I use this honour for the betterment of the area and those in it.”

The new Deputy Lieutenants are:

Hannah Ault

Lee Bates BEM

Karen Dobson OBE

Colonel Toby H M Gaddum VR

Ian Greaves

Reena McCourt

Charles Julian Mitchell BA MBA

Josie Morris MBE

Judy Scott- Moncrieff

William Simpkin

Alison Wedgwood

Simon Davies RRC VR

People can find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant by visiting the Lieutenancy Website at


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