Richard Beazley

Richard Beazley

Vice Lord Lieutenant

Richard Beazley was appointed a DL in 2004, taking office as Vice Lord-Lieutenant in August, 2010.

He was born in Broxbourne, and is one of five generations to have lived in Hertfordshire. He spent many years working in the international oil industry as a lawyer, economist and chief executive, living in Norway, Indonesia, Canada and the USA, and conducting business in many other parts of the world.

He was Chairman of the East and North Herts NHS Trust for ten years from 2002, Chairman of the University of Hertfordshire for six years from 2013, and the Honorary Colonel of The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force for five years from 2014. He was for many years a trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Richard and his wife Violet live in Standon and have two sons. They enjoy cross-country skiing and walking holidays.