Four new deputy lieutenants for Kent
Jonathan Neame, CEO of
Jonathan Neame, chief executive of brewer and pub owner Shepherd
Neame, is among four new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent.
Mr Neame is joined by Jacques Arnold, former MP for Gravesham,
Richard Henderson, a JP from Ashford, and His Honour Judge Jeremy
Carey, from Smarden. They are among some 70 Deputy Lieutenants
across the county.
Mr Neame, who lives in Oare, was educated at Harrow School,
Pembroke College Cambridge, The City University and Inns of Court
School of Law.
He joined Faversham-based Shepherd Neame in 1991 and became
chief executive in 2003. He has been a fierce campaigner
against escalating beer duty.
He also chairs the British Beer and Pub Association, is a
non-executive director of the St. Austell Brewery Company, a
trustee of The Leeds Castle Foundation and a Kent Ambassador.
Jacques Arnold of West Malling is an expert on Latin
America and advises companies on the region.
As an MP, he was a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the
Department of the Environment, and at the Home Office, and served
on the Treasury Select Committee. He chaired the Backbench
Constitutional Affairs Committee.
He has previously worked for Thomas Cook as regional director
for Latin America, Africa and Iberia.
Richard Henderson, of Warehorne, near Ashford, sits as a Justice
of The Peace on the East Kent Bench.
A former chairman of the Kent Branch of the Magistrates
Association, he now represents Kent’s 850 magistrates on its
He was a director of the Henderson Group investment management
company, and managing director of its charities and private
He has also served as a member of the National Trust’s Regional
Committee for the South East and as Chairman of its Finance
His Honour Judge Jeremy Carey lives in Smarden. He practised as
a barrister in London for 30 years before being appointed a Circuit
Judge at Maidstone in 2004.
From 2005 he was liaison judge for the Kent Magistracy and in
2010 became Resident Judge at Maidstone Combined Court.
He was appointed Honorary Recorder of Maidstone in 2007, an
ancient office whose purpose is to act as link between judiciary
He is a member of the Parole Board, a Patron of the Caldecott
Foundation and supports many Kent-based organisations.
Viscount De L’Isle, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, said: “We welcome
these new Deputy Lieutenants whose experience will further
reinforce the effectiveness and diversity of the Lieutenancy and
will ensure we continue to take up whatever challenges lie
“They will be joining an outstanding
network of men and women whose role it is to support the Monarchy
and celebrate Kent, its unique history and culture, serve its
communities – and contribute positively to its
He added: “These appointments are
important because the Lieutenancy plays a major role as an
effective independent force for good in Kent.
"As the Monarchy does nationally, our
aim is to provide a focus for County identity, unity and pride,
give a sense of stability, recognise achievements, success and
excellence, and promote service to others.”
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