On 13th November 2017, it was my great honour and privilege to be appointed the 22nd Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

I follow in the footsteps of a man who is held in the highest esteem throughout the whole of Lanarkshire and further afield. 

Mushtaq Ahmad OBE has served the people of Lanarkshire as Lord Lieutenant for the past 7 years with great distinction. He was very proud to be the first Asian to be appointed to the office of Lord Lieutenant in Scotland.

During his time he has worked tirelessly to enhance the reputation of the Lieutenancy. He has demonstrated a very inclusive approach when appointing new Deputy Lieutenants to ensure there is a broad representation from all communities in Lanarkshire.

I very much look forward to building on all that Mushtaq has achieved in my role as Lord Lieutenant. I aim to work as hard as I can in my duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown and encourage a spirit of co-operation across all aspects of community life in this great County of Lanarkshire.

Gavin Whitefield CBE DL

Gavin Whitefield CBE DL

Vice Lord Lieutenant

As well as being supported by Deputy Lieutenants the Lord Lieutenant has appointed one of her Deputies – Mr Gavin Whitefield CBE DL as Vice Lord Lieutenant who takes over the role if the Lord Lieutenant is abroad, ill or otherwise incapacitated.

As Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council Gavin previously served as Clerk to the Lieutenancy for over 15 years prior to his retirement in October 2015. He was appointed Vice Lord Lieutenant in April 2018 having been a Deputy since August 2016.

Des Murray

Des Murray

Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant

The Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire is Mr. Des Murray, Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council. The Lieutenancy office gives administrative support to the Lord Lieutenant and offers guidance and advice on the organisation of and protocol of royal visits, the honours nomination procedure, royal garden parties, anniversary messages from the Queen, ceremonial and special events.

Karen Robertson

Karen Robertson

Assistant to Clerk

As Executive PA to the Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Council and Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant, Karen carries out administrative duties on behalf of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy. This involves liaising with all members of the Lieutenancy and staff within the Royal Households and the Protocol Office in Edinburgh as well as preparing agendas and minutes for meetings and processing correspondence in relation to all aspects of the Lieutenancy.

Deputy Lord Lieutenants

John Brown DL

John Brown DL

Terence Currie DL

Terence Currie DL

Linda McDowall DL

Linda McDowall DL

Liaquat Ali DL

Liaquat Ali DL

Louis Robert Munn DL

Louis Robert Munn DL

Colonel Stuart Roberts DL

Colonel Stuart Roberts DL

Abdul Abid DL

Abdul Abid DL

James Dawnay DL

James Dawnay DL

Sheriff Robert Dickson DL

Sheriff Robert Dickson DL

Andrew Braidwood DL

Andrew Braidwood DL

Mary Hernon MBE DL

Mary Hernon MBE DL

Margaret C F Morton DL

Margaret C F Morton DL

Derrick Hannan DL

Derrick Hannan DL

Andrew Steven DL

Andrew Steven DL

Neena Mahal DL

Neena Mahal DL

Alexander Wilkie DL

Alexander Wilkie DL

Clare Gallagher DL

Clare Gallagher DL

Fazal LLahi Bukhsh DL

Fazal LLahi Bukhsh DL

Shuming Kong DL

Shuming Kong DL

Janet Low DL

Janet Low DL

John Mckenzie DL

John Mckenzie DL

Millar Stoddart DL

Millar Stoddart DL

Brian Miller DL

Brian Miller DL

Colonel David Cranstoun DL

Colonel David Cranstoun DL

David Russell DL

David Russell DL