Deputy Lieutenants

The Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester assist the Lord-Lieutenant in her duties. They undertake various tasks such as attending all Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the county, making cheque presentations, giving talks and a plethora of other duties as determined by the Lord-Lieutenant. Find out more about the Deputy Lieutenants by accessing their individual pages through the links provided here.

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Darren Clark CStJ DL
Darren was born in Oldham and after leaving school began a career in accountancy. After some years in that role he joined a Funeral Directing company. Now after over 23 years in this occupation, he owns and manages three Funeral Director Companies in and around the Oldham area. Darren’s main interest in voluntary work is… Continue reading
Mrs E. Conn OBE JP DL BA (Hons)
Edith was born in 1948 and was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University where she was awarded a B.A.(Hons) Humanities. Over the years Edith has given a significant amount of her time to the community and to a number of different charities and charities. She worked as a counsellor with the Citizens Advice Bureau and was… Continue reading
Vicken Guy Couligian DL
Vicken is a Personal Injury Solicitor having qualified in 1995. He works for Nexus Solicitors who are based in Manchester City Centre. Vicken originally studied French at University and lived in Rouen for a year as part of the course. He still speaks fluent French as well as Armenian and is teaching himself Spanish. An active… Continue reading
Mrs Susan Craig JP DL
Susan was born in 1948 in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Although originally from the South of England, she has lived ‘up North' for 39 years, residing in Trafford for 33 years. After leaving school she worked as a secretary, but later undertook further education in Sales and Marketing and was employed by Unilever and Grand Metropolitan Hotels.… Continue reading
Lucy Danger DL, Chief Executive EMERGE 3Rs
Lucy has skilfully driven the EMERGE Group from its inception, as a voluntary pressure group, to its unique position as a leading Social Enterprise and recognised, trusted provider of commercial waste and recycling services across the Greater Manchester city-region. Now a ‘Captain of Social Enterprise’, Lucy was instrumental in setting up EMERGE in order to pioneer… Continue reading
Barry Dixon CBE QFSM MIFireE
Barry was born in Bury in 1951 and he joined the City of Manchester Fire Brigade as a Junior Fireman in 1967 aged 16 years. Following five years operational service at city centre stations, he was promoted to Leading Fireman in 1974 in the Greater Manchester County Fire Service. Barry has spent much of his… Continue reading
Shauna Dixon MBE TD MSc RN RM RHV
Shauna was born in 1950 in Stretford, Manchester, the eldest of eight children. She joined the Health service in 1966 as a cadet nurse at Ashton under Lyne General Hospital later qualifying as Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. Shauna has worked in hospitals and in the community across both greater Manchester and Merseyside. In 1990… Continue reading
Mrs Felicity Goodey CBE DL BA (Hons) (Oxon) D.Litt LLD
Felicity is a former senior BBC journalist and presenter who discovered a passion for regeneration. She led the team which funded, built and established the country's most successful arts-based millennium projects, The Lowry theatre and gallery complex. After ten years of leading The Lowry she was asked by Salford City Council to help set up… Continue reading
Elaine Griffiths OBE
As a graduate in Food Science and Nutrition, for over 20 years Elaine’s professional career was in the Food Industry where she held senior positions with Ess Food UK, Sara Lee UK and Country House before establishing her own successful sales and marketing consultancy. She relinquished her career to champion the salvation of the Monastery.… Continue reading
Paul Griffiths DL Esq.
Paul who was born in Manchester in 1953 grew up in the suburb of Gorton. He spent many years working in the food industry in technical, commercial and sales/marketing roles and as Chief Executive, conducting business in the UK and in many parts of Europe. He is Chairman of The Monastery in Manchester, a charity… Continue reading
Shobna Gulati
Shobna has become a household name for her role as Anita in Victoria Wood's "Dinnerladies" and as Sunita , in ‘Coronation Street’. She also wrote and directed a one minute short film ‘AKSHAY’, which continues to show at film festivals across the world and was shortlisted for The Satyajit Ray , short film award. On radio, her own late night show on BBC Radio Manchester, and… Continue reading
William Hampson OBE DL
Bill is a leading campaigner for human rights and a former founder member of the Jubilee Campaign. He was made a Freeman of Wigan in 2000 for his work, particularly in Eastern Europe. As founding Director of the Epiphany Trust, Bill has developed a range of award winning projects in Romania, on the Thai-Burma border and in South… Continue reading
Professor George E Holmes DL
When appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University in 2005, George became the youngest university head in the UK and has been at the University of Bolton now for over 14 years. He holds a Doctorate in the field of Education, a Master's in Business Administration and a BSc in… Continue reading
Paul Horrocks DL
Paul Horrocks was the editor in chief of the Manchester Evening News for over 12 years and worked in the mainstream media in Manchester for nearly 40 years. He is a former president of the UK Society of Editors. Paul now runs his own PR consultancy, Essential Comms in Bury. He was the chairman of… Continue reading
Muzahid Khan DL BA (Hons)
Inspired by his mother & late father, from an early age Muzahid learnt to understand that as human beings we have a special gift, that gift is to make the lives of fellow people better and serve goodness in all aspects of life. This belief was to become the title of his first book, the gift… Continue reading
Dr Wakkas Khan FRSA BDS DL
Wakkas Khan is a humanitarian, philanthropist and dental surgeon, specialising in young people, interfaith and charity. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Manchester. His professional career has covered the fields of healthcare, international diplomacy, education and community cohesion, and he has acted as an advisor for various government departments. Wakkas… Continue reading
Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi
Charles is a Pentecostal minister and Chief Officer of the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN). He sits on a number of local and national governance boards including Macc, Healthwatch Manchester, Greater Manchester Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise Leadership Group and Manchester Foundation Trust (Nominated Governor).Charles works to bring equity and fairness across a range of… Continue reading
Karan Lee JP DL
Karan is a retired police officer who was the Divisional Commander for Bury before retiring from Greater Manchester Police in 2016. Since retiring Karan has immersed herself in charity work; she started by chairing the Bury Mayor’s Charity Committee for 2 years and has carried on working with charities across the borough since. Karan believes… Continue reading
Mrs Christine Lee-Jones DL MA MIMgt. FRSA
Christine has twenty years experience of voluntary public service to higher education having served on the Council and Court of the University of Salford and the Court and General Assembly of the University of Manchester. Christine was a member of the University of Salford Court and a Member of the University of Salford Council and… Continue reading
Sue Lomas OBE DL
Sue was born in Birmingham and moved to the North West for her first teaching job in 1978.  She taught Geography for 20 years before moving into school improvement work in Salford.  Sue now has her own consulting business working in a variety of educational fields.  She is a qualified Ofsted inspector and has worked… Continue reading