Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire appoints eight new deputies from across the county

The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace has appointed eight new Deputy Lieutenants who will assist him in his role as representing HM The Queen in Nottinghamshire.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th March 2016, 9:00 am
Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire

Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Michael Burrows, Susan Gorham, Edwin Maxwell MBE, His Honour Michael Stokes, Mark Goldby, Peter Johal and Robin Wilson have been appointed to deputise for the Lord-Lieutenant at engagements, when required.

Dame Elizabeth Fradd is an Independent Health Service Adviser from Tollerton, with extensive national and local experience of delivering complex audit and inspection programmes, predominantly for healthcare organisations.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Elizabeth also currently holds a number of membership positions, including adviser to Health Education England’s CYP workforce transition project, chairman of Tollerton History Group, vice-president of Rainbows Children and Young People’s Hospice and is a Freeman of the City of London.

Michael Burrows retired as Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council in June 2015 after seven years in the role and 22 years as a senior manager in the public sector.

As CEO, Mr Burrows was ultimately responsible for a multi-faceted organisation, which once employed over 25,000 people and had a budget in excess of £1.2bn, providing more than 500 services. Key achievements included retaining the authority’s four star Audit Commission rating, overseeing a transformation programme with £250m in savings and working with Labour, Conservative and no overall control political administrations.

Susan Gorham is the headmistress at Nottingham Girls’ High School and has a teaching career stretching back more than 40 years.

Her teaching career has also taken in schools in Cambridgeshire, Bedford and Burgess Hill in Sussex.Edwin Maxwell MBE is managing director of EAM Building Group – a family business he started in 1983 – which delivers a range of construction services to public and private sector clients across the East Midlands.

Mr Maxwell has a long history of working with local public, voluntary and charitable groups.

He was a director of both NECTA Ltd – a voluntary organisation that assisted the long-term unemployed with training and skills – and Greater Nottingham Training and Enterprise Council.

He was also one of a number of black entrepeneurs who established Excel, a business and professional support network for people from the Afro and Afro-Caribbean communities.

In 2010, he was awarded the MBE for service to the arts and community in Nottingham.

His Honour Judge Michael Stokes QC has been the Recorder of Nottingham since 2007, the highest appointed Legal Officer of the Crown in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

He has been Resident Judge at Nottingham Crown Court since 2006 and was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University in 2012.

Judge Stokes regularly lectures on legal topics on judicial training courses and Barrister training and works with local schoolchildren on citizenship programmes.

Mark Goldby is managing director of SMS Electronics Ltd having formed the company in 2002 following a management buy out from Siemens.

Under his leadership, the company topped the Sunday Times International Track 100 Awards in 2010 for being the fastest growing, privately-owned company in the UK and won the Queen’s Business Award for International Trade in 2012.

He is a board member of the newly established Place Marketing Organisation, Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and a trustee of both Nottingham Community Foundation and the Karen Green Foundation charities.

Mohinder ‘Peter’ Singh Johal moved to England from India in 1956 and has lived in Nottingham since he was eight.

After training at Raleigh Industries, Mr Johal developed the family’s small wholesale business into one of the country’s largest leisurewear manufacturers and subsequently a nationwide clothing retailer.

He has been a pivotal member of the city’s Indian diaspor.

And, along with the wider Johal family, he has helped in the development of Nottingham’s Indian Community Centre.

He is also a trustee of the Nottingham Castle Trust.

Robin Wilson of Mansfield is a retired solicitor and was Provincial Grand Master for Nottinghamshire Freemasons from 2005 to 2015.

During his legal career, he was both a managing and senior partner, specialising in liquor licensing and representing Mansfield Brewery extensively around the country.

He became a Freemason while at Cambridge University in the 1960s.

During his time as Provincial Grand Master of Nottinghamshire, he was responsible for instigating many initiatives to improve openness, education, training and improve the profile and public understanding of Freemasonry.

Sir John Peace said: “The new Deputy Lieutenants are from a wide variety of backgrounds and their skills and experience will stand them in good stead when representing The Queen in Nottinghamshire.

“I congratulate them on being awarded this honour and I look forward to working with them in the future.”