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Angus Campbell Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset
High Sheriff of Dorset 2016/17, Sir Philip Williams Bt, JP DL


  • Geoff Warde MBE (Chair) Director GWA and Honorary Vice President Dorset Chamber
  • Cllr David Harris (Vice Chair) Councillor for Westham, Weymouth, Dorset County Council
  • Brian Hutchinson (Company Secretary) Chartered Accountant
  • Neil Andrews Partner, Coles Miller Solicitors LLP
  • Viv Arkell Education Consultant and former Head teacher, Pokesdown Primary School
  • Neil Fitzwalter Director, Custom Security Services
  • Andrew Flockhart Chief Executive, Borough of Poole
  • Tom Grainger Consultant and former local authority Chief Executive
  • Cllr Nicola Greene Deputy Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Ben Ansell tbc Chief Fire Officer, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Jeremy Pope OBE DL High Sheriff of Dorset 2012/13, former Director & Chairman of various companies
  • John Raymond DL High Sheriff of Dorset 2008/9
  • Martyn Underhill Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner
  • Debbie Ward Chief Executive, Dorset County Council
  • Sue Warr Service Manager, Early help, Dorset Partnership for Older People’s Project, DCC
  • Tony Williams Chief Executive, Bournemouth Borough Council
  • [Ian Cotter Head of Financial Services, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service Honorary Treasurer]


Debbie Simpson QPM Chief Constable, Dorset Police Cllr Rebecca Knox Chairman, Dorset Fire Authority
Jane Stichbury CBE QPM DL Chairman, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust and High Sheriff of Dorset 2014/15