The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE, has appointed four deputy lieutenants to help with his work across the county. 

The new Deputy Lieutenants are:

Mr John W Bridge OBE

Mr Benjamyn H Damazer FIMC JP

Mr Jeremy H M Newsum

Colonel Timothy J Seal TD

Mr John W Bridge OBE

John Bridge has been the Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce since 2004, and is Chairman of Opportunity Peterborough, and a Non-Executive Director of Luminus Group and Luminus Homes Ltd.  John has been an active Preacher in the St Neots and Huntingdon Circuit of the Methodist Church for the past 26 years. In 2002 John was awarded an Honorary Membership of the Road Haulage Association and, in 2003, he was elected Freeman of the City of London . John was awarded the OBE in 1997.

Mr Benjamyn H Damazer FIMC JP

Benjamyn Damazer was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Peterborough in 1992, serving as a Deputy Bench Chairman from 2004-2012, and Chairman of the Bench since 2013.  During his professional career working for the Department of International Development, Benjamyn was awarded, by Her Majesty, the Civilian Service Medal (Afghanistan), and the Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal.  He was also awarded a Service Citation by the United States government. He is currently Head of Commissioning for NHS Shared Business Services. 

Mr Jeremy H M Newsum

Jeremy Newsum is an Executive Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate.  He is Chairman of Cambridge Ahead, having established the organisation in 2013.  Jeremy is a member of Cambridge University ’s Syndicate for the West and North West Cambridge Estates (managing the North West Cambridge development), and a member of the Finance Committee at Trinity College , Cambridge . 

Colonel Timothy J Seal TD

Tim Seal’s reserve service began in 1987 when he joined the Territorial Army, as part of D Company 6 Royal Anglian, in Cambridge . He was commissioned in 1989 and rose through all ranks from 2nd Lieutenant to Lt Colonel, before being promoted to Colonel in 2011 in his current post as Deputy Commander of 143 (WM) Brigade.  For the past three years, Tim has been a member of the Cambridgeshire Reserve Forces and Cadets Association county committee, and became Chairman in October 2014.

Lord Lieutenants are the Queen’s personal representatives in the county or area. Their prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown by arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors. They present medals and awards on behalf of the Queen, and participate in civic, voluntary and social duties, as well as liaising with units of the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines and their associated cadet forces.

 

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