Deputy Lieutenants

Serving 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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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
Ms 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 consortium which won the highly contested bid to relocate a major part of the BBC to the North and devised the concept of mediacity:uk on Salford Quays, home to a growing number of major media and digital… 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
Professor George E Holmes DL
When appointed to the post of Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton in 2005, George became the youngest university head in the UK and has been at the University now for over 17 years. He holds a Doctorate in the field of Education, a Masters in Business Administration and a BSc in Economics. Professor… 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… Continue reading
Dr Wakkas Khan MBE DL FRSA BDS
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
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 works as a Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.… Continue reading
David McGovern DL
David has worked and been a volunteer in his local community for most of his adult life and has volunteered for a number of Charities in that time. David is current Chair of Manchester Pride and was previously the Chair of the LGBT Foundation for 10 years. He is the only person to have held… Continue reading
Steve McGuirk CBE, QFSM,DL, MA, BA(Hons), BSc, FIFireE
Steve was educated at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton and joined the Fire and Rescue Service in 1976. He has held a series of posts in the Fire Service – he joined Royal Berkshire in 1986, West Midlands in 1989 and was appointed Deputy Chief Fire officer of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1998, before… Continue reading
Claire Moreland DL
Claire was born in 1958 and was educated in various Forces Schools in the Far East, at Devonport High School and Oxford University.  . From 1999 to 2016 she was Head of Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester and oversaw the design, build and opening of a major New School Building, including Manchester’s new world-class Concert hall,… Continue reading
Patricia Morris, Baroness Morris of Bolton, OBE, DL
Prior to entering the House of Lords, Patricia Morris was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for candidates. She was responsible for several changes in the selection procedure designed to increase the quality and diversity of Parliamentary candidates. She was nominated for a peerage by the then Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith, and entered… Continue reading
Eamonn O'Neal DL B.Ed M.Sc DArts
Eamonn was formerly the managing editor of Trinity Mirror’s regional publications and websites in the north of England. These include the Manchester Evening News and its associated weekly newspapers, as well as titles in Yorkshire and the North East. He is also an established broadcaster, having worked in television and radio for around forty years.… Continue reading
Lt. Col. (Retired) Leanda J. Pitt OBE TD DL
Leanda is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, formally the Commander Regional Recruiting North West and is now the Head of Regional Recruitment Operations for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. The role is pivotal in one of the UK’s largest and most diverse recruiting operations whose aim is to deliver exceptional candidate experience throughout… Continue reading
Lt Col Glyn Richard Potts MBE DL
Glyn Potts is Headteacher of Oldham’s Roman Catholic High School, Blessed John Henry Newman RC College. His venture in education started in 2004 when he became a Learning Mentor at Our Lady’s RC High School in Royton, Oldham. Glyn began his teacher training here, qualifying in English in 2006. Since then, he has held various… Continue reading
Anna Reeves DL
Born in 1964, Anna went to school in Cambridgeshire and trained to be a teacher in Reading before moving to Leigh near Wigan. She spent six years teaching in a special school where she fell in love with the potential for technology to transform the lives of children with complex needs and in 1997, she… Continue reading