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The post of Vice Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant at her discretion, subject to the approval of Her Majesty The Queen. Appointment to the office of Vice Lord-Lieutenant is in recognition of distinguished service to the community, predominantly in a voluntary capacity, or to the country or county. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant undertakes to assist the Lord-Lieutenant in the performance of any duties that may be laid upon him. This can include representing her in welcoming Royal visitors to the county, at formal functions, award ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies or attending Remembrance Day services.
Mr Harry Goring DL is the current Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the County of West Sussex, appointed on 4 August 2014 in succession to Mr Gordon Tregear, DL, who had served for five years in the post.
Mr Goring served as High Sheriff of West Sussex from 1993-1994 and was subsequently appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County in 1994.
Educated at Eton & Cirencester Royal Agricultural College, in 1975 he took on the management of the Wiston Estate. He has now handed the reins to his son.
He was on the Council of The Country Landowners Association (CLA) for 10 years and Chairman of the Sussex Branch and also on the Council of The National Trust and Chairman of the South East Region for 6 years.
In addition to being a farmer & landowner, he is a sparkling wine producer and church warden.
Married to Pip, he has six children.