Stephen Moir is the Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire County Council and the Clerk to the Lord Lieutenancy of Cambridgeshire, having taken up his role at the end of February 2022. He had previously worked for the council between 2005-2011, as a director. Prior to re-joining Cambridgeshire, Stephen was the Executive Director of Corporate Services for the City of Edinburgh Council with a broad portfolio of customer and strategic services, including responsibility for the Lord Provost’s Office, which incorporates the role of the Lord Lieutenancy for Edinburgh.
A Human Resources (HR) professional by background, Stephen has worked in a range of roles both within and beyond HR in the NHS, Local Government and the Police Service, at local, regional and national levels. In addition to his employed roles Stephen has also held a range of non-executive director appointments, including serving for 6 years as a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), as Home Office appointed independent non-executive member of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), a Non-Executive Director of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) and as a Non-Executive Director of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) for Local Government. Stephen was, until December 2021, the Vice Chair of the University Court for Edinburgh Napier University.
A Chartered Companion of the CIPD, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (RSA), Stephen is also an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Employment Studies. With an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh Napier University and a Masters Degree in Personnel Management with Information Technology from Heriot-Watt University, Stephen was conferred a Honorary Doctorate by Middlesex University for his contribution to public policy.
The 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.
The Lieutenancy office 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.