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The Clerk to the Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant may appoint whichever person of standing and integrity she wishes to be Clerk to the Lieutenancy.

The Clerk to the West Sussex Lieutenancy is Mr. John Williams MBE DL.

The duties of the Clerk may be summarised as follows:

  • Undertaking all the necessary administrative work in connection with the functions of the Lieutenancy including arrangements for Royal visits and a wide variety of other activities and ceremonial duties, including presentations on behalf of Her Majesty.
  • Publishing in the London Gazette and other media as required the names and date of commission of newly appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants.
  • Maintaining the Lieutenancy roll showing the residential qualifications of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and all Deputy Lieutenants.
  • Preparing the commissions of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the Deputy Lieutenants.

John Williams was himself appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex in 2014.

The Clerk currently works on a part-time basis and is based at County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ.


John Williams MBE DL, Clerk to the Lieutenancy

John Williams MBE DL, Clerk to the Lieutenancy