The Lord-Lieutenant has appointed Mr Stephen Lowe and Mr David McGovern to be Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester.
Stephen is a very well-know person who comes from the Oldham area where he had a substantial career in Banking. He has a long history of voluntary work and currently works with the Stoller Charitable Trust where he advises the trustees on the various projects under consideration.
David has volunteered for many years in a number areas in the city and is the chair of Manchester's LGBT having served previously as a volunteer and Company Secretary. David's full time work is with a Housing Sector where he is a senior manager.
Mr Smith said 'I am delighted to welcome these two oustanding individuals as my deputies. Both bring a wealth of experience and contacts that can only serve to enrich the Lieutentancy and the people we serve in Greater Manchester'.