16 Nov Appointment of new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire
The Lord-Lieutenant has, with Her Majesty The Queen’s approval, appointed Mrs. Jennifer Wynn (known as Jenny) as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire. Jenny will carry out the normal duties of the Lord-Lieutenant should she be away, unwell or unable to attend an event. The appointment has been made following the retirement of Col. Mark Cuthbert-Brown CBE DL.
Mark is retiring after 5 years as Vice Lord-Lieutenant on Tuesday 16th November, 2021 and Mrs. Turner the Lord-Lieutenant said “Mark has been an absolute rock of stability and has given hugely sensible advice throughout her term which started in January 2019. Mark gives support where needed and I will miss his valuable, tactful, kind and knowledgeable advice. Mark has deep roots within the community and his time is increasingly occupied with concerns of flooding and prevention of future flooding in areas of Shropshire. Mark has always been a community person and I have little doubt he will continue to be concerned for the welfare of those who are vulnerable to flooding.”
Jenny was born and raised in Shropshire, worked for The Probation Service and in 1992 wrote one of the first pilot drink-drive rehabilitation courses. She and her husband Graham, set up the Wynn Foundation, a charity that gives grants to individuals and organisations predominantly in Shropshire.
Jenny is totally committed to charity work and the Lieutenancy, she is Chairman of the Albrighton Village Halls Trust, serves on the Sight Loss Shropshire committee and is a founder member of Shropshire Youth Support Trust.
Within the Lieutenancy, Jenny is Chairman of the Honours Panel and a member of the Queen’s Award for Volunteers Panel.
The Lord-Lieutenant said ”although extremely sad that Mark felt he should retire to focus on some of his other charitable interests, she feels extremely lucky to have such a capable person stepping into the role”.