The current HM Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen upon the retirement of Sir Simon Bowes Lyon KCVO in June 2007. More information about Lady Verulam, her family, charitable work, patronages and presidencies can be found by following the link entitled "The Lord Lieutenant"
The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and up to 57 Deputy Lord-Lieutenants. Their duties and roles are explained under "Vice Lord Lieutenant" and "Deputy Lieutenants".
It is customary for Lord-Lieutenants to appoint young people from the Cadet Forces as Lord-Lieutenant's Cadets. The Cadets are outstanding young people who have been recommended to the Lord-Lieutenant by their senior officers and are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, and the Air Training Corps.
When on duty, Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets wear a distinctive sash with the badge of their appointment, to denote their role. They assist the Lord-Lieutenant as required – often on parade for Royal visits – and act as ambassadors for their organisations.
The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam