Two new Deputy Lieutenants for Buckinghamshire have just been appointed. They are Air Vice Marshal Christina Elliot CB CBE DL and Mr Andrew M Smith DL.
They receive their commission to take on the role as Deputy Lieutenants from The Countess Howe, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
Congratulating the new Deputy Lieutenants on their appointments, Lady Howe said: “The appointment of Air Vice Marshal Christina Elliot and Mr Andrew M Smith as Deputy Lieutenants of the county comes with my warmest wishes to them for a successful and rewarding period in office. They both have so much to offer the county and I look forward to working with them for the benefit of our communities.”
Deputy Lieutenants are chosen from across Buckinghamshire to support the work of the Lord-Lieutenant and promote the wellbeing of the county. Reflecting a broad range of services to the community, cultural background, ethnic mix, gender and social range, their local and specialist knowledge and experience is increasingly being used to positive effect in key sectors ranging from education to youth services, and from business to the rural economy.
They are the eyes and ears of the Lieutenancy in our local communities and liaise closely with many organisations throughout the county. Covering Milton Keynes in the north to South Buckinghamshire there are currently 29 Deputy Lieutenants.