Lord-Lieutenant

Oxfordshire's Lord-Lieutenant is Tim Stevenson OBE.

The Lord-Lieutenant is an important non-political representative of the county, helping to encourage and promote the good of the community through the voluntary and civic life of the county. It is an honorary appointment.

Lord-Lieutenants and their Deputy Lieutenants are among the oldest public offices in England. Their duties include:

  • formally receiving The Queen, members of the Royal Family or heads of state when they visit Oxfordshire.
  • acting on behalf of The Queen in presenting awards and honours
  • maintaining links with the armed forces and emergency services
  • supporting the civic life of the county, working with local councils and agencies, the emergency services, schools, charities and the voluntary sector.

Present Lord-Lieutenant

Oxfordshire's Lord-Lieutenant is Tim Stevenson OBE. He is supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant John Harwood and Deputy Lieutenants. Collectively they are known as the Oxfordshire Lieutenancy.

They are advised by the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Joanna Simons, who is also the Chief Executive of Oxfordshire County Council. The Lieutenancy works closely with Oxfordshire's High Sheriff.

Tim is a lawyer and businessman; he has lived in the county for nearly 30 years and has done work for both the government and for a variety of local organisations. He became Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire on 1 September 2008.

Oxfordshire's Lord Lieutenant is Tim Stevenson OBE
  • He has an MA in Jurisprudence from Worcester College, Oxford
  • He received the OBE in 2004.
  • He is a former chair of governors at Oxford Brookes University
  • He was Chief Executive of Castrol International from 1993-1998 and as Chief Executive of Burmah Castrol PLC from 1998-2000 as well as being Chairman of Travis Perkins PLC from 2001 – 2010 and Chairman of Morgan Crucible PLC from 2006 until 2012 
  • He is currently Chairman of Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Tim Stevenson's wife, Marion, is a family mediator and trainer for National Family Mediation.
  • He was a Member of Council at Modern Art Oxford from 1998-2004.  
  • His interests are: hill walking, music and reading.
Last reviewed
08 January 2014
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