Appointment of Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire

Source: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street 4 April 2023

The King has been pleased to appoint Mrs Amanda Parker, DL, as His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Lancashire on the retirement of The Lord Shuttleworth, KG, KCVO, on 2nd August 2023.

Mrs Parker said: “I am honoured and thrilled to be appointed to this role and will do my very best to support and serve my beloved county of Lancashire.”

Amanda grew up on a farm in Bashall Eaves and attended the Royal Grammar School, Clitheroe, followed by Newcastle University. After working in London for a few years and following marriage to Robert Parker, they both returned to Lancashire to live at Browsholme Hall with their two children and in the last fifteen years, Amanda has managed the highly successful tourism enterprise at Browsholme Hall.

She has devoted much of her life to voluntary service, while simultaneously founding two Information Technology businesses. Amanda has served as a magistrate for almost two decades; supported young people through sport, especially her favourite, hockey; and is Chair of National Crimebeat, a youth crime prevention charity which has gone from strength to strength under her leadership.

She is also a Trustee of the Whalley Educational Foundation, which provides community space for education; Nightsafe, a charity for young homeless people in Blackburn; Saheliyaan, an organisation based in Chorley supporting female abuse victims predominantly from South Asia; and Active Lancashire, which seeks to improve lifestyles and health outcomes.

Last but not least, Amanda also served as High Sheriff of Lancashire in 2015-16, was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2016 and remains a member of the Council of the High Sheriff’s Association.

The Parker family said ‘we are all incredibly proud of Amanda and cannot wait to support her through her forthcoming years as Lord-Lieutenant for our County of Lancashire’.

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