The Lord-Lieutenant

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Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE CStJ, 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 to 2000 and thereafter with RFIB Group, a Lloyds re-insurance broker, of which he was CEO from 2000 to 2009. 

The Lord-Lieutenant is a trustee and/or adviser to a number of companies, trusts and charities including the Hedley Foundation, a charity which supports young people, the disabled and the terminally ill; The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the Grenadier Guards (including the Colonel’s Fund), until 2014, The Lloyd's Patriotic Fund, one of the world's oldest charities, and until 2019, The Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown.

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 the Worcestershire Bench of the Magistrates Association, 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, a member of the Council of Worcestershire Cathedral, and a Fellow of the University of Worcester.


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.

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