New Deputy Lieutenant Commissions

The Lord-Lieutenant is delighted to announce the appointment of six new Deputy Lieutenants which was posted in the London Gazette on Wednesday 27th March 2024. These are the Lord-Lieutenant’s first commissions. The Lieutenancy congratulates and welcomes them all.

Mrs Sadia Sadf Din LLB – A Resident of Tameside

Sadia Din, originally hailing from Bolton, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. As an educator, she has taught Law, Religious Education and Philosophy since 2005, following her LLB Hons from the University of Central Lancashire and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University. Sadia’s commitment to inclusivity and support for the vulnerable is evident throughout her career. She has worked closely with students with special educational needs, including work in Equality and Diversity at Salford University. Currently she assesses the quality of services for the most vulnerable within a charity, reflecting her passion for advocacy.

As a registered Examiner and a Governor for a High School, Sadia champions high quality education for all. Beyond her professional roles she actively engages in community service, volunteering in local primary schools and offering tutoring to struggling students. Raised in a diverse community, Sadia recognises the invaluable contribution of the voluntary sector in fostering support and cohesion. She actively promotes a culture of inclusivity and empowerment, particularly for women and youth throughout her involvement with local charities and mentoring initiatives

Mrs Lindsey Forbes TD VR – A Resident of Stockport

Lindsey Forbes was born in Southport. She graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Geography and joined the Civil Service. Following this, she joined Royal Insurance on their management trainee scheme.

After a number of years in the insurance industry she sought a change in career and completed a Master’s degree in Computation at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. She has worked for CGI IT UK Ltd, a leading IT solutions company, since her graduation, based in their Manchester office. She has specialised in the energy industry and in particular in smart metering.

In parallel to this she has had a successful career in the Army Reserve. Having joined Liverpool University Officer’s Training Corps she transferred on commissioning to 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers), eventually rising to command the Regiment. She was promoted to Colonel and appointed as the Reserve Corps Colonel of the Royal Artillery. She is currently Deputy Commander of the Army North West.

In her spare time she plays netball and is an enthusiastic skier.

She is a keen champion of opportunities for women in both the IT industry and in the Forces. She is an advocate of Veterans’ affairs and the Armed Forces Covenant.

She is married to Alex and has two sons Robert and Max.

Mrs Debra Jean Green OBE – A Resident of Trafford

Debra Green OBE is the National Director and Founder of Redeeming Our Communities (ROC), founded in 2004; a registered charity and Limited company. She is an author and is frequently asked to speak at events and conferences. Debra is married to Frank and they have 4 grown up children.

Debra has 25 years of experience in bringing organisations together towards the goal of social transformation, starting with her home city of Manchester. Since 2004, this work has expanded and she has acted as a consultant to many other towns and cities with significant results. Such work has attracted interest from public services and local authorities who are impressed by the proven track record and results achieved. She received an OBE in 2012 in recognition of services to community cohesion.

Mr Mark Llewellin – A Resident of Tameside

Mark was born and raised in the West Country. He studied performing arts in Yorkshire before moving to London to work at Mountview Theatre School and then London Transport where his duties included broadcasting travel information. It was during this period that he became involved with the Friends of Highgate Cemetery, serving as Secretary. He remains a life member.

Thirty years ago, he relocated to Tameside and was appointed the Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Marketing and Business Development Director. He wrote his first book – They Started Here – about the history of the venue. This led to many requests to give talks, which he continues to do on a variety of topics often in aid of local charities, a second book and an annual commitment to look after Canadian Coronation Street fans visiting Manchester.

Mark’s late partner, actor Roy Barraclough MBE, became the first patron of Tameside’s Willow Wood Hospice and Mark has continued this involvement serving as volunteer fund-raiser, patron, trustee, and is currently Vice Chair. Mark is also a director/trustee of Your MCR which offers work experience and mentoring to media students whilst making a weekly on-line magazine programme and podcast focusing on Manchester’s arts and charity sectors.

Mark is a keen supporter of Greater Manchester theatres, performing arts and heritage. He is a supporter of The British Music Hall Society and co-owner of Daisy Nook Garden Centre in Oldham.

Mrs Catherine Louise Scott – A resident of Rochdale

Mrs. Catherine Louise Scott, known to all as Louise, was born Catherine Louise Bell on April 22nd, 1968. For 34 years, she has been happily married to Michael Scott.

Louise’s story is one of remarkable dedication and commitment, professionally and in service to her community. After leaving school, she began her career at NatWest Bank, while nurturing her passion for culinary arts through evening classes and certifications in catering.

Louise moved to her family’s construction business, H Bell & Sons (Rochdale) Ltd in 1990, intending to support her father’s retirement for a year. However, her love for the industry and its daily challenges meant she couldn’t leave. She works alongside her brother and her husband, a situation she describes as ‘Interesting’! Today, she manages various aspects of the business, while advocating for diversity and youth engagement in the construction sector through her work with the company’s teams and local schools and colleges.

Beyond her work, Louise is a beacon of support for numerous community causes. She tirelessly fundraises for Springhill Hospice Rochdale, champions environmental sustainability through Rochdale and Norden in Bloom, and lends her support to initiatives like Petrus Incredible Edibles and WHAG, providing aid to vulnerable people in her home town. Additionally, she is a devoted supporter of Jolly Josh Charity, fostering nurturing environments for children and families.

In her leisure time, Louise enjoys family activities, gardening, photography, and furthering her culinary skills. Her life exemplifies the power of passion, service, and continual learning to build a better place for everyone.

Commodore Phillip Waterhouse MA DipRSA FCILT ESLog – A Resident of Bolton

Commodore Phil Waterhouse was born in 1966 and grew up across the Ridings of Yorkshire. Joining the Royal Navy as a Junior Sailor in 198, he was about to commence Petty Officer courses when he was promoted to the Officer Corps in 1988

Roles included logistics command posts at sea in Frigates, Destroyers and Amphibious ships as well as seagoing appointments on operational battlestaffs. Ashore he commanded the Defence Maritime Logistics School and a major MOD Project and was the Deputy Commanding Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Devonport Naval Base. On selection for Commodore, he became Naval Regional Commander Northern England and the Isle of Man in early 2017; coincidentally he became an Aide de Camp to the Sovereign.

Retiring from the Royal Navy in 2023, he now works as the Group Corporate Affairs Director for APCL, an international and national group of companies that provides naval and mercantile ship building, ship repair and ship maintenance.

Commodore Waterhouse is a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chairman of Mersey Maritime, a Director of Maritime UK, President of Hull4Heroes and is a Younger Brother of Hull Trinity House. A former Chair of Broughton House Veterans Care Village in Salford, he remains on the Board of Trustees; he is passionate in supporting the Armed Forces Covenant and all it means for serving and retired service personnel and their families.

His hobbies are centered on home life and an unhealthy obsession with rugby league and cricket; he is a Life President of the Royal Navy Rugby League Association and a Wigan Warriors Season ticket holder; he is also a practicing ECB Cricket Umpire. He is married to Colleen.