Robert Voss

Robert Voss

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:

  • Advisory Committee- Magistrates-Chairman
  • Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust-President
  • Cure Parkinson’s Trust-Patron
  • Future Living Hertford-Patron
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain-Patron
  • Magistrates Association of Hertfordshire-President
  • Peace Hospice Care-Patron
  • Scouts-Hertfordshire-Vice-President
  • St John’s County Priory Group-President
  • The Friends of St. Albans Cathedral-Vice-Patron
  • Tilehouse Counselling-Patron
  • Tring Park School for the Performing Arts-Vice-President
  • University of Hertfordshire-Governor
  • Young Person of the Year (YOPEY)-Patron