Six new Deputy Lieutenants appointed for Nottinghamshire

The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir Andrew Buchanan has appointed six new Deputy Lieutenants who will assist him in representing The Queen in Nottinghamshire.

Amanda Farr, William Parente, his Honour Judge John Machin, Janet Richardson, Professor Jenny Saint OBE and David Stewart OBE have been appointed to deputise for the Lord-Lieutenant when he is unable to attend engagements.

William Parente (60), from Welbeck, is a director for the Welbeck Estates Company which is currently developing a regeneration programme for the estate which employs 160 local people. He is also a chairman of the Trustees of the Harley Foundation, a charitable organisation which supports the applied arts.

Janet Richardson (63), from Southwell, was the chief executive of the Nottinghamshire Education Business Partnership until 1997 and has been an advisor for Nottinghamshire teachers and the Learning Skills Council till 2000. She was previously a secondary school teacher and has written a book on Behavioural Management. She has been a magistrate since 1991.

Amanda Farr (52) from Newark, is a clinical lead cognitive behavioural psychotherapist for the Nottingham Back and Pain Team at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust and is also a partner of a private psychotherapy practice. She was High Sheriff for Nottinghamshire for 2010-2011.

His Hon Judge John Machin (70), from Normanton-on-Trent, was a circuit judge and judicial member of the Lincolnshire Probation Board until 2009. He is currently a member of the Lincolnshire High Sheriff’s Committee and a funding raising committee for the Archbishop of York’s Southwell Palace Project.

Professor Jenny Saint, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, was the Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Services at Nottingham Trent University until 2010. She is currently a Magistrate and was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to further and higher education.

David Stewart (57) from Nottingham is a leading figure in special education and has been teaching in Nottingham since 1980 and a headteacher since 1992. He is currently headteacher of Oakfield School and Sports College and was honoured by the Queen with an OBE in 2003. David has since been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Nottingham in recognition of his work in special education.

Sir Andrew Buchanan said: “The new Deputy Lieutenants are from wide variety of backgrounds and their skills and experience will stand them in good stead when representing H.M. The Queen in Nottinghamshire.

“I congratulate them on being awarded this honour and I look forward to working with them in the future.”