Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Her Majesty The Queen appointed Mr Robert Voss CBE as her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire to succeed The Countess of Verulam who stepped down on 31 July 2017.
Robert Voss has recently retired after a long and distinguished career in the metal industry, having also chaired the European Federation in Brussels for 16 years. He has a special interest in young entrepreneurs, through his involvement with Hertfordshire Young Enterprise, as a venture partner investing in a number of young companies and as a trustee of the Young Person of the Year Charity. He also established a Young Entrepreneurs Challenge. He is a Governor of The University of Hertfordshire and a member of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation survivors’ testimony committee and is involved in a number of local and national charities.
He was awarded the CBE in 2014 for ‘services to British Industry and voluntary work in the UK’ and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire in 2015.
Mr Voss lives in Loudwater with his wife, Celia. They have two adult sons, a daughter and two grandsons all of whom live in different areas of Hertfordshire.
The Lord-Lieutenant is President/Patron of a number of organisations including:
- Chairman – Advisory Committee- Magistrates
- Governor – University of Hertfordshire
- President – Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust
- President – Hertfordshire Community Foundation
- President – Hertfordshire County Forum
- President – Magistrates Association of Hertfordshire
- President – St John’s County Priory Group
- Vice-President – Reserve Forces and Cadet Association
ident – Scouts-Hertfordshire
- Vice-President – Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
- Patron – Cure Parkinson’s Trust
- Patron – Future Living Hertford
- Patron – Herts Welcomes Refugees
- Patron – Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
- Patron – Peace Hospice Care
- Patron – The Road Victims Trust
- Patron – Tilehouse Counselling
- Patron – Young Person of the Year (YOPEY)
- Vice-Patron – The Friends of St. Albans Cathedral