The Queen has been pleased to appoint Brigadier Robert Aitken, CBE, DL as Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent to succeed Sir Simon Boyle, KCVO, who retires on 23 March 2016.
Brigadier Aitken is currently Deputy Lieutenant of Gwent and has lived in Gwent since childhood.
Following a choral scholarship to Oxford, Brigadier Aitken was commissioned in the Royal Regiment of Wales. He had a distinguished military career lasting 34 years during which time he was awarded a CBE.
He is currently the Director of Music in Hospitals Cymru/Wales, a charity that provides live music events in healthcare settings. He is an Officer of the Order of St John Cymru, and chairman of 3 military charitable trusts. He is also Honorary Colonel of Gwent and Powys Army Cadet Force.