Welcome to the Lord Lieutenant of Devon's website


HM The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr David Fursdon DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon who succeeded Sir Eric Dancer when he retired on 17 April 2015.

See People for biographical notes.

Her Majesty the Queen appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county on the advice of the Prime Minister.

The main office of the Lord-Lieutenant is that of Her Majesty’s representative in the county, and it is his first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. The post is non political and unpaid. A lady who is appointed to the office of Lord-Lieutenant is still addressed as Lord-Lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant may appoint whichever person of standing and integrity he wishes to be Clerk of the Lieutenancy. However, in Devon as in many Counties, this role has for many years been carried out by the Chief Executive of the County Council. The current Clerk is Dr Phil Norrey, whose office address is County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD. Much of the detailed work associated with the Lieutenancy is undertaken by the Deputy Clerk, Rosalie Robison of the same office address.

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