Lord-Lieutenant role for Anglia Ruskin Governor

Published: 7 March 2017 at 09:43

Julie Spence OBE

Former Chief Constable appointed by the Queen to succeed Sir Hugh Duberly

Anglia Ruskin University Governor Julie Spence OBE has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to the role of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police from 2005 until 2010, Julie also became an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 2008 during a graduation ceremony at Anglia Ruskin. She was praised in her citation for her work to highlight the value of women in the police service.

Since retiring from the police, she has served as Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, and as a Trustee of Ormiston Families, which supports young people from disadvantaged communities.

A Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s personal representative in each county of the United Kingdom.

Julie said:

“It is a really great honour to become the next Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

“Although I have served as a deputy since 2011, the appointment came as a complete surprise but one I was delighted to accept. It's not something you plan or apply for - unlike everything else I have experienced in my life.

“I am very proud of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and I will continue to do everything to represent the area to the best of my ability.”

Julie will replace Sir Hugh Duberly on 4 April.