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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon

The Devon Lieutenancy is the link between the Monarchy and the County of Devon. Not only does it represent and uphold the dignity of the Crown and arrange Royal visits to the County but it also celebrates the achievements of the people of Devon and their service to others. It helps to promote Devon communities, culture, services, heritage, business and charitable success while drawing attention to those addressing challenges and problems in the County. It also has a role in supporting the three Services and, in particular, the Reserve forces and cadets.

It is led by the Lord Lieutenant (Her Majesty’s representative in the County) who is appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. This role is non political and unpaid. He or she is supported by a Vice Lord Lieutenant and a team of Deputy Lieutenants appointed for their work in the County in a number of different fields (See People for biographical notes). Administrative support is provided by the Clerk to the Lieutenancy. 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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