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Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire: Robert Voss

Mr Robert Voss has been appointed Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire.


The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr Robert Voss CBE DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire to succeed the Countess of Verulam who stepped down on 31 July 2017.

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Robert Voss has recently retired after a long and distinguished career in the metal industry, having also chaired the European Metal Federation in Brussels for 16 years. He has a special interest in young entrepreneurs, through his involvement with Hertfordshire Young Enterprise, as a venture partner investing in a number of young companies and as a trustee of the Young Person of the Year charity.

He also established a Young Entrepreneurs Challenge. He is a governor of The University of Hertfordshire and a member of the of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation survivors testimony committee. He was awarded the CBE in 2014 for “services to British Industry and voluntary work in the UK”.

Mr Voss lives in Loudwater with his wife, Celia. They have two adult sons, a daughter and two grandsons.

Published 4 August 2017