Nigel Atkinson ESQ HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire – President

Nigel Atkinson ESQ HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (President)

The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The King’s personal representative in the County. He is responsible for the organisation of all official Royal visits to Hampshire and on the day of an engagement he escorts the Royal visitor around the various locations.

The Lord-Lieutenant also carries out other duties in the County, such as the presentation of decorations (where the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture), and The King’s Awards for Enterprise and Voluntary Service.

The Lord-Lieutenant was born in London and educated at Haileybury & Imperial Service College, and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Following six years with the Royal Green Jackets he joined the Brewing industry and now has a portfolio of Non-Executive positions. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers in the City of London in 2010 and was appointed a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John in 2015.

The Lord-Lieutenant is involved with numerous charitable organisations in the county and is Patron or President of many of these including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, The Rainbow Centre Fareham, The Roberts Centre Portsmouth, Trinity Winchester and The Hampshire Archives Trust. He has had a particular interest in Youth Organisations for many years, following his own service in the Combined Cadet Force whilst at school. He is Patron of The King Edward VI’s School in Southampton, Hampshire Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadets, and Honorary Colonel of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ACF.

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