About the Lieutenancy

The role of the Lieutenancy

Susan Lady Haughey CBE is Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire

Lord Lieutenants were first appointed by King Henry VIII to assume the military duties of the Sheriff.

Today, the Queen appoints Lord Lieutenants, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to be her representative in their counties.

Their duties are varied. They:

  • organise and escort all official royal visits to their counties
  • present decorations when the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture
  • present the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
  • present the Queen’s Scout and Guide awards
  • brief the Queen’s private office about issues relating to their counties
  • assist in Royal Garden Parties
  • assess nominations both personal and for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

In Lanarkshire, the Lord Lieutenant also officiates at our Diamond Weddings,100th Birthday Celebrations and Citizenship Ceremonies.

Her Majesty the Queen appointed Lady Haughey CBE as Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire on 13th November 2017, succeeding Mushtaq Ahmad OBE on his retiral.

Lady Haughey CBE was educated at Holyrood Secondary School. In 1985 she set up City Refrigeration Ltd. with her husband, of which she has been an owner and director for 32 years. City Refrigeration is now a global business and the largest private employer registered in Scotland, employing people across the UK, France, Australia, Asia and North America.

In 2002 they set up the City Charitable Trust and since then have donated to registered charities, local charities and deserving causes every year.

For the past six years she has been a Director of Kilbryde Hospice in Lanarkshire.

She has committed herself to bringing communities together to co-exist socially and culturally.

She was awarded the Loving Cup in October 2015 by the Lord Provost of Glasgow and in 2016 was winner of the Women of Influence Award. In March 2012, Lady Haughey was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant and in June 2016 was awarded a CBE for services to business and philanthropy.

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