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The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in the county. The Lord-Lieutenant is Michael Kapur OBE. Deputy Lieutenants and a Vice Lord-Lieutenant are also appointed to assist.
The Lord-Lieutenant is non-political. He promotes working together across voluntary services, business and cultural life.
The main duties are to:
Arrange visits of Members of the Royal Family and escort Royal visitors
Present medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty
Participate in civic, voluntary and social activity
Liaise with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated Cadet Forces
About the Lord-Lieutenant
Mike Kapur is a leading Leicestershire businessman who remains a keen and active participant in developing and promoting the City and County he made his home 35 years ago. He has over two decades of successful Board Room experience in both private and public sector organisations. Mike is a Chartered Accountant, having had careers at both KPMG and Ernst & Young, before taking a role as Group Finance Director in industry. He is currently Founder & Director, Signum Corporate Communications; Chairman of the National Space Centre; and Chairman of the Leicester City Football Club Community Trust.
Mike has always been a strong advocate of public service and is a Trustee of Warning Zone, National Forest Company, Derby College Group. Formerly, he was Chairman of the CBI’s SME Council, Deputy Chairman of both University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and De Montfort University, and a Trustee of Learning & Work Institute.
Prior to becoming Lord-Lieutenant, he served as a Deputy Lieutenant from 2015 and in 2017 received an OBE for Services to Science, Technology, Business & Enterprise.
As Lord-Lieutenant Mike is keen to promote volunteering, public duty, and education as a means to social mobility.
Inviting the Lord-Lieutenant to your event
The Lord-Lieutenant attends many social occasions in support of the local community, civic, business and cultural life of the county and city. If the Lord-Lieutenant is unable to attend an event, he may be represented by his Vice Lord-Lieutenant or one of his Deputy Lieutenants.
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant. When appointing a new vice Lord-Lieutenant, a nomination is submitted by the Lord-Lieutenant to the Prime Minister via the Cabinet Office for HM The Queen’s approval. Once this has been granted, the Lord-Lieutenant is able to make the appointment.
The duties of the Vice Lord-Lieutenant include standing in for the Lord-Lieutenant when he is absent, sick or otherwise unable to act. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant may represent the Lord-Lieutenant at local engagements or accompany him when hosting Royal visitors.
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant may also lend advice and support to the Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants.
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire is currently Colonel Murray Colville TD DL.
The office of High Sheriff of Leicestershire is also a royal appointment, with a particular link to the judiciary, law and order, but is separate from and should not be confused with the Lord-Lieutenant.