The Queen has been pleased to appoint Dame Janet Trotter DBE as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Gloucestershire to succeed Sir Henry Elwes KCVO when he retires on 24 October 2010.
Dame Janet Trotter is currently Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust, a role she has held since 2002.
Her background is in education. Dame Janet began her career as a teacher of religious education in Kent and following lecturing appointments in Winchester and Lancaster, led the College of St Paul and St Mary in Cheltenham to university title in 2001.
Dame Janet has been involved in a number of charities and is currently Chair of both Winston’s Wish, a charity for bereaved children and their families, and the Foundation for Church Leadership. She is President of Age UK (Gloucestershire) and is a member of the Chapter and Council of Gloucester Cathedral.
She became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2001 and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 2006.