Anna Turner was appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire in January 2019
Born in Shropshire in 1958, Anna has been an active part of the community alongside working in the shipping office of her family business, and also serving as a magistrate for 27 years.
Her commitment to volunteering her time to help others has also included serving on the board of visitors for HM Prison Stoke Heath, working with Samaritans, charities for the blind, and Army Cadets, as well as supporting a local foodbank.
She is married to Jonathon and has two adult children and four grandchildren.
Inspired by the beauty of the Shropshire countryside, Anna enjoys walking throughout the remote corners of the Shropshire countryside and Welsh borders. She also enjoys cycling, country sports, and horse riding.
She is delighted to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire and enjoys the opportunities the role brings to meet the people of Shropshire and visit a wide range of organisations and businesses.
The Lord-Lieutenant and High Sheriff are separate but they do work closely together. The Lord-Lieutenant can serve until their 75th birthday whereas the High Sheriff is appointed for a single year.
A ceremonial uniform is often worn by male Lord-Lieutenants, similar in style to an Army General, but with silver adornment, complete with sword and cap. Lady Lord-Lieutenants wear a badge of office rather than a uniform to indicate their position. This brooch features the Tudor rose surmounted with a crown on a bow of white and magenta ribbon.
I enjoy visiting communities, charities, businesses, groups and anyone doing something exceptional and going that extra mile for the benefit of others.
I feel very proud to be representing our Monarch who, as a pillar of stability and decorum, offers such strength in her consistent reliability and love for her people. There will never be a better role model.”