Press release

Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney: Mr James William Spence

James William Spence is appointed as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr James William Spence as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney.

James William Spence

Mr Spence served in the Merchant Navy between 1961 and 1974, becoming a Deck Officer in 1965. He became Manager of John Jolly (Shipbrokers and Stevedores) in 1975 and is currently Chairman of the Board.

Mr Spence is a Member of the Nautical Institute and has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers for 35 years.

Mr Spence was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1988 and as Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2011.

Published 18 February 2014