Gillian is the formally appointed Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Cambridgeshire.
A solicitor by profession, Gillian was appointed as Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council in 2015. She is also Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council, a role she has held since 2002 and is the first shared role of two principal councils in the country.
Gillian received an OBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours list in 2009 for services to local government. She also received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University in 2009 for her services to local government. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Kathy has been Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy since May 2014. Her role is to support the Lord-Lieutenant in the organisation of Royal visits to the county, arranging award ceremonies (Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and British Empire Medal) on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the coordination of nominations for attendance at Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace, and liaison with the local military units and cadet organisations, and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants carrying out their duties in support of the Lord-Lieutenant.
Kathy is the first point of contact with the Lord-Lieutenant and other members of the Lieutenancy for any organisations or members of the public who may wish to invite the Lord-Lieutenant to visit them, to take advice on royal visits or to enquire about the many other activities and events in which the Lieutenancy is involved.