New deputy lieu­tenants ap­pointed

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

A mag­is­trate, an ex-banker and an ac­coun­tancy boss have been made deputy lieu­tenants of Kent by the Lord Lieu­tenant, the Queen’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the county.

Louise Bryant, from Ton­bridge, Lord Col­grain, from Sevenoaks, and Mar­gate-born Clive Stevens have been given the hon­our by Vis­count De L’Isle of Pen­shurst Place. They join 62 other deputy lieu­tenants in sup­port­ing the of­fice of the Lord Lieu­tenant.

Mrs Bryant sits as a mag­is­trate on the adult and fam­ily pan­els of the Cen­tral Kent Bench. She is the mag­is­trate mem­ber of the Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure Rules Com­mit­tee and re­cently served as the chair­man of the Kent Ju­di­cial Busi­ness Group and of the Cen­tral Kent Bench.

Cam­bridge grad­u­ate Lord Col­grain was born and raised in Kent. He en­tered the banking world af­ter uni­ver­sity but then spent a year at the Royal Agri­cul­tural Col­lege in Cirences­ter, af­ter which he spent six years work­ing full time on his fam­ily farm.

In 2015, he took over the role as pres­i­dent of the Kent County Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety. He was the High Sher­iff of Kent in 2013/14.

Mr Stevens be­came a part­ner at Kent ac­coun­tancy Kre­ston Reeves in 1989. He be­came man­ag­ing part­ner in 1995 and is now chair­man. He is also chair­man of the trustees of Turner Con­tem­po­rary gallery in Mar­gate.

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