Deputy Lieutenants



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Chris is a PR and communications expert with 30 years’ experience.  She was appointed Managing Director at McCann PR in 2007, taking full control of the PR, social and influencer […]

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Nasir is Chief Executive Officer, Awan Marketing Plc; Director of Awan Marketing International Limited; and Director of Awan Property Investments Limited.   Nasir started in the retail business in 1978, […]

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Lead for Platinum Jubilee

Lawrence is a specialist consultant and adviser in the skills and training sector.  For over two decades he served as the Managing Director of GB Training and expanded the group […]

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Paul is Chief Executive of Real Estate Investors plc, the Birmingham based AIM listed property investment REIT. Paul is also founder and non-executive Chairman of Bond Wolfe (founded in 1983) […]

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Louise is the Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – a post she has held since February 2003.   Her career has spanned both the private and […]

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Anita is currently Chair of Performances Birmingham PLC (Town Hall and Symphony Hall), Chair of Creative City Partnership, Director of Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership), Non-Executive Director […]

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Gurpreet has been a Partner in Harbans Singh & Co Solicitors since 2000, practising in Commercial/Residential Property Law and Immigration Law.  He is currently expanding an International arm to the […]

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Performer, singer, actress, author, bandleader and songwriter, Pauline has dedicated four decades to the music scene. Supporting and campaigning for racial equality throughout her work, she describes herself as first […]

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During his 20 years as a Partner at KPMG, Richard was a Managing Director and UK Board member for the firm’s Management Consulting and then Corporate Finance businesses. He was […]

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Elisabeth has over 40 years experience in health services. She has chaired Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, served as NED or advisor in the private sector and charities and is […]

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David has more than 30 years senior experience in the development and implementation of communications programmes starting his career on West Midlands newspapers before entering the world of PR, communications […]

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Brendan served in the Royal Navy, the Civil Service and private sector before joining Lucas Aerospace in 1987 as Personnel Director. He held senior management appointments in Lucas Aerospace and […]

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After gaining a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Birmingham John worked initially as a chemist in the plastics industry. Later, becoming a chartered management accountant, he had a […]

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Stuart is Vice-Chancellor and President of University of Warwick.  He is responsible for ensuring the delivery of excellence in education and research within the region, nationally and internationally.  He leads […]

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Heidi-Ann Doughty was a consultant in Transfusion Medicine, working for NHS Blood and Transplant.  She completed her clinical studies in Cambridge before undertaking higher training in haematology and healthcare management. […]

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Liz has an Insurance career spanning 50 years for the last 13 of which she led a Stourbridge based independent Insurance Broking firm which was one of the first in […]

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Lead of Walsall Group

David worked as an economist in London, before moving to the West Midlands in 1979 to work at the Walsall Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed Chief Executive of this […]

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Steve has a wealth of experience within the professional and financial sector having had an illustrious career at KPMG spanning 30 years. Serving on KPMG’s Boards for the UK, Europe […]

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Frederik was born in Hong Kong and grew up in London. He spent the first 12 years of his career working in corporate finance roles before taking over as Chief […]

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Afzal Hussain is Chief Officer of Witton Lodge Community Association, a leading social enterprise, delivering impactful services to meet the needs of diverse communities across north Birmingham.   During the […]

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Sakhawat is a University lecturer specialising in mechanical manufacturing engineering, motor sports and civil engineering.  Currently he is a member of the Faculty of Construction, Engineering and Built Environment at […]

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Ninder is the owner of the Nachural Group of companies which include a recording company and an events company which established the Signature Awards and the Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards.   […]

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Deirdre is Professor of Paediatric Hepatology at the University of Birmingham, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist and Founding Director of the Liver Unit for Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She set […]

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In 1973 Sukhjinder became the Managing Director of KTC Edibles Ltd. in Wednesbury, when it employed 25 people with a turnover of 6.5 million. Today it supplies food ingredients globally, […]

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Mick is currently CEO of ExtraCare Charitable Trust, a charity that builds and operates retirement villages (including the largest in Europe) and also operates a portfolio of charity shops.   […]

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Martin is Visiting Professor for Health, Education and Life Science at Birmingham City University as well as being the founder and business development director of Medical Devices Technology Limited, a […]

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Chris has recently completed a 30-year career with Deloitte, the international professional services firm.  Joining the embryonic management consulting division of Deloitte (then Touche Ross and Co,) in Birmingham in […]

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Jenny is the founder of Loynton and Co, one of the largest Chinese law firms in the West Midlands. She has over 25 years commercial law consultancy working experiences, mainly […]

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Wade came to Britain from Jamaica to join his parents when he was seven years old. He helped in the family business, a service and petrol station, while still at […]

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Rajinder is an advocate for social justice and equality  working in the community and education sectors.  She has held a number of senior roles in education and continues to work […]

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Lead of Coventry and Armed Forces Groups

George spent most of his career with construction company Galliford, including ten years as Chief Executive. Since retiring he has been involved as non-executive Chairman and Director with a number […]

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Katharine is an Olympic 400m medallist and former World number one.  In 2001 she was the fastest woman in the World over 400 metres distance.   She has competed represented Great […]

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Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with a wide-ranging experience base in the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director […]

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Monder is the Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University.   One of the foremost international scholars researching ethnic minority entrepreneurship, Monder’s work […]

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Fleur Sexton is the Chief Executive and co-founder of multi-ward winning PET-Xi Training, one of the most hard-hitting and dynamic training providers in the UK with a reputation for success […]

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Jatinder Sharma OBE is Principal and CEO of Walsall College.  A qualified accountant and highly experienced leader, he has held a number of senior positions in both the public and […]

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Lead of Wolverhampton Group

Satya is a retired General Medical Practitioner following 36 years in the NHS and 31 years as a GP. He was previously Chairman of the Local Medical committee in Wolverhampton […]

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Chris joined the Metropolitan Police in 1980. Following service in Central London he ran an estates policing pilot in South Acton and then joined a New Scotland Yard policy group […]

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Clive is CEO of LCS Professional Services Ltd a consultancy company. He has recently retired as Chairman and CEO of the company he founded in 1987, which operated 50 full […]

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Jean has been Chief Executive of St Basils since 2000 and has more than 20 years’ experience of managing housing and neighbourhood services in a number of local authorities in […]

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Dave was appointed as Chief Constable of West Midlands Police in 2016, having been Deputy Chief Constable since 2010  when he oversaw the start of  the force’s change programme, WMP2020. […]

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Paul is the CEO of the NEC Group, one of the World’s top venue management companies. Since 2006 he has led a transformation of the business and has secured record […]

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As a “hands-on” Chairman of a New Deal for Communities, Aston Pride, Simon’s determination to seek opportunity for all in the area where he grew up transformed a failing organisation […]

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Stewart trained as an Accountant with Farmiloe & Co, and in 1976 moved into Industry as Group Accountant. He was appointed to the Main Board in 1978 taking responsibility for […]

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Jonnie produced public service drama, documentary and digital media for over 30 years from the West Midlands. He founded Maverick Television, one of the UK’s leading independent production companies with […]

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Lead for Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and Lead of Dudley Group

Nick’s career encompasses manufacturing, management consultancy and professional services. He was Marketing & Business Development Director, Global Industries at PricewaterhouseCoopers until retiring in 2015.   He is Chairman of ART […]

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Dawn is Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and also Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institution for Further Education. She is a Director of the Greater Birmingham […]

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Tim Watts joined the family business, Pertemps, in 1970 opening a second office in Wolverhampton. Today, Tim is Lifetime President of Pertemps Network Group, the UK’s largest independently owned recruitment […]

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Lead for Business and Enterprise

Tom is a graduate of Imperial College in Metallurgy. He worked on a copper mine in Mufulira, Zambia before joining the family foundry business in 1974. The business has grown […]

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Lead for Communication and Public Relations

Julia has over thirty years experience in public relations supporting many organisations.   In 1992 she established WPR Agency (originally known as Willoughby Public Relations), which today is one of […]

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Lead of Sandwell Group

John has over 51 years experience in the metal processing and engineering industries, since starting as an undergraduate apprentice at IMI plc. He joined Caparo from IMI in 1991 as […]

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Lead of Birmingham Group

Doug is the Chief Executive Officer of his franchised restaurant company which operates twenty McDonald’s restaurants across the West Midlands.  Doug began his career at McDonald’s the day before he […]

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