The Hon Lady Morrison
"It is with great sadness that I record the death of Rosalind Morrison, The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, who died in hospital on Friday 16 October 2020.
Lady Morrison was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire in 2006 and became Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2016, in which role she proved to be outstanding. Her graciousness, empathy, thoughtfulness and humour will be remembered by all those who came into contact with her.
She was much loved and respected in the County having given years of service to many local organisations and charities. Not only was she a Patron of many but she was also an active volunteer, attending events whenever she was needed.
She will be sorely missed by the Lieutenancy and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE
Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire
Rosalind Morrison was a well-known and very well respected member of the community. She had been a Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire since 2006, as well as High Sheriff in 2011, a Governor of The King’s School Worcester and Chairman of Worcester Cathedral’s Music and Light Appeal. She was President of Age Concern, Sight Concern and Friends of Worcester Cathedral, as well as Patron of a number of other voluntary/charitable organisations, including the Myriad Centre in Worcester, the Cube in Malvern and the Beauchamp Community at Newlands, which was originally endowed by her family. She was also an active volunteer with the Worcester Carers Association, and as a prison visitor at HMP Long Lartin.
Deputy Lieutenants (DLs)
The Lord-Lieutenant selects and appoints a number of Deputies to help him in his role. They tend to be individuals who have made valuable contributions to the nation, or to the local community.
The role of a Deputy is to promote and support the Lieutenancy in Worcestershire and to represent the Lord-Lieutenant in performing a range of public duties. Deputies do not receive remuneration for undertaking duties on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant and their service to the county is entirely voluntary. There are currently 12 Worcestershire Deputy Lieutenants, they are:
Major General Mark Armstrong JP DL
Mark had a very successful career in the Army which included 6 operational tours. He is the Chairman of the Great Britain Luge Association and for 21 years was a member of the National Olympic Committee. He has attended 3 Winter and one Summer Olympic Games in a variety of roles.
He is Chairman of the Country Priory Group for the Order of St John in Worcestershire and represents the West Midlands on the Priory Chapter for the Order of St John. A keen walker and amateur bee keeper he keeps his engineering skills up maintaining classic cars.
Mark is a JP on the Worcestershire Bench.
Mrs Patricia Bradbury MBE JP DL
Responsibility - Inter-Faith and National Honours
Patricia was formerly Chair of the West Mercia Probation Trust, and a magistrate for 34 years, being Chairman of her Bench, trained to sit as a Family Lay Judge as well as formerly Chairman of the Youth Panel.
Patricia has also been the Chair of the charity, Youth Support Services and a Member, Trustee, Director and Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board for HMP Blakenhurst, Hewell.
She is currently a Trustee of the Black Country Urban Industrial Mission, Clerk to Trustees of Central England Quakers charity, Chair to Trustees of the Warwickshire & West Mercia Probation Care Trust, and works two days a week as the Quaker Chaplain in two local prisons.
Mrs Angela Brinton D.St.J DL
Responsibility - Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Angela supported St John Ambulance Worcestershire for many years, holding various positions including, County Commander and Chief Commissioner (Youth) and she holds the title of Dame of St John.
She has held a number of voluntary posts within the National Health Service including a Non-Executive Director of Kidderminster District Health Authority, and North Worcestershire Health Authority, Vice Chairman of Worcestershire Health Authority and Chairman of Kidderminster Health Care Trust.
Angela has carried out charitable work for many local charities including chairing the Appeal for the Worcestershire Cancer Relief Macmillan Appeal in 1994, (raised £1 million for a palliative care centre within Evesham Hospital), the NSPCC, the Alexander Rose Foundation, the Children’s Trust in Hagley and has served as Vice President of the Air Ambulance.
Mrs Georgina Britten-Long DL
Georgina has been a member of the Worcestershire CLA since the 1980s, having chaired the Worcestershire committee and sat on the London Branch. She is a member of various local organisations as Chair, and Trust and is a member of the board of the West Mercia Probation Care Trust, and was a founder member of the former West Midlands Care Trust.
She has been instrumental in raising considerable funds for St Richards Hospice and various Worcestershire charities over Many years, via organised events, and a biennial Clay Shoot.
Georgina was High Sheriff of Herefordshire and Worcestershire in 2003/2004.
Brigadier Roger Brunt CBE DL
Roger grew up in Suffolk but has lived in Worcester for 20 years. He was in the Army from 1974 to 2004, serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia and Germany. After leaving the Army, he was the Government's regulator for security in the UK's civil nuclear sector for more than 7 years and then went on to represent the UK on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Advisory Group on Nuclear Security in Vienna.
He is the County President of Worcestershire Royal British Legion, the Chair of the Lord Chancellor's Midlands Regional Conduct Advisory Committee and a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor's West Mercia and Staffordshire Advisory Committee.
Roger is married with two daughters, the youngest of whom has Downs Syndrome. He chairs a local support group for young adults living in an independent supported living arrangement in Worcester, and is a volunteer for St Richard's Hospice.
The Viscount Cobham DL
Christopher Lyttelton succeeded his brother as 12th Viscount Cobham in 2006 and now lives at the family home, Hagley Hall, in the north of the county.
He emigrated to Canada when he was 19 and spent 6 years there before returning to the UK to marry his wife, Tessa. He lived in London until 2007 working in the City and now lives full time at Hagley.
He is involved with several Charities including Trinity House, The Royal Alfred Seafarers Society and the Shuttleworth Trust as well as a number of local Worcestershire organisations.
Mr Andrew Duncan DL
Responsibility - National Honours
Andrew is a partner at the law firm Whatley Weston & Fox.
He is Under Sheriff for the County of Worcestershire, a position he has held since 1981. He is also Clerk to the Six Masters Charity, Thomas Corbett Charity and the Mary Hill Trust.
Andrew has been a Governor and Chair of Governors at Malvern St James, a Governor of The Elms School, Worcester University and remains a Governor of Abberley Hall School.
He is a High Court Enforcement Officer, has had long professional involvement with Morgan Motor Company and is a Trustee of the Peter Morgan Family Settlement, a Director of Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Plc and of The Charles Hastings Education Centre.
Lady Susan Hughes B.Sc. Ph.D. DL
Responsibility – National Honours
Sue is a retired biochemist, married with two children and four grandchildren.
She has been on the governing body of many schools and was a vice chair of the governors who oversaw the granting of University status to the University of Worcester. She is now a Fellow.
A lot of her time is spent with a Riding for the Disabled group 'The High Riders' and she is their secretary and trustee.
Having lived in the same village in Worcestershire for over 40 years she is President of, or involved in, many village activities.
Mrs Penelope Lewis DL
Penelope recently retired as Financial Administrator of the de Montfort Veterinary Hospital and is married with three daughters and six grandchildren.
She has been involved in a number of charities, including being a member of the fundraising committees for St Richards Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Penelope is a Trustee of the Warwickshire and West Mercia Probation Care Trust.
She was High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 2012-13.
Mr Charles Morgan DL
Dr Umesh Udeshi DL
Umesh is a Consultant Radiologist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust since 1988. He has held the positions of Clinical Director of Radiology and Medical Director in the Trust. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a Specialist Lecturer at the Birmingham City University. He is a Consulting Radiologist at Spire South Bank Hospital, BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital, Worcestershire Imaging Centre and Cobalt Imaging Centre, Cheltenham.
In 1994/5 he was clinical lead for the CT Scanner Appeal of the Kidderminster Health Care NHS Trust.
Mr Paul West QPM DL
Paul joined Durham Constabulary in 1979 and his 32 years in the Police have included five years as a chief officer in Thames Valley Police and eight years as the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police.
Paul has been an independent member of the Judicial Appointments Commission since 2012 and a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body since 2016.
His voluntary roles include, Trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse, Chair of Trustees of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, Chair of Governors at Bromsgrove School and Chair of Trustees at Holland House Retreat and Conference Centre. He is also a Fellow of the University of Worcester, where he previously served on the Board of Governors for seven years.
Paul is a very keen amateur musician and plays violin and viola in two orchestras and also in the Mucklowe String Quartet and since retiring from policing has organised numerous charitable concerts.
Lord-Lieutenant with Deputy Lieutenants January 2020
Lady Hughes DL attends launch of European Wheelchair Basketball championships
Retired Deputy Lieutenants
Mr Andrew Grant DL
Professor Michael Clarke CBE DL
Mr David Blakey CBE QPM DL
Mrs Anne Carter DL
Mr Richard Lockett DL
Mr Richard Webb DL
Mr David Williams-Thomas DL
Mr Michael Thomas DL
Mr Cecil Duckworth CBE
DL Lord Dear C.St.J QPM DL
Mr David Adams JP DL