The Lord-Lieutenant

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Lt Col Patrick Holcroft was appointed to the role of Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire in December 2012.

The Lord-Lieutenant spent 19 years with the Grenadier Guards before moving to a career in the City of London, initially with merchant banking group Robert Fleming from 1988-2000 and thereafter with RFIB Group, of which he was CEO from 2000-2009. He is also a non-executive director of Thomas Miller Holdings, one of the largest mutual insurance groups in the world.

The Lord-Lieutenant is a trustee and/or adviser to a number of companies, trusts and charities including The Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown, the Hedley Foundation, a charity which supports young people, the disabled and the terminally ill; The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Grenadier Guards and until 2014, the Lloyd's Patriotic Fund, one of the world's oldest charities.

The Lord-Lieutenant was brought up in Worcestershire and continues to live in the county with his wife and three sons.  Through his role he maintains close links with the County Council, the Armed Forces, Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, local business and the church. The Lord-Lieutenant is a Patron of New College Worcester, President of Worcestershire Ambassadors, and President of The Worcestershire Community Foundation, a body dedicated to improving the quality of community life for the people of Worcestershire. He is also Patron of The Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust and a member of the Council of Worcestershire Cathedral.


The Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty The Queen's representative in the County. Issues relating to Protocol and Precedence can be clarified by consultation with the Lieutenancy Office. Read more.