Former Dorset County Council leader, Mr Angus Campbell, has been appointed as the new Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset by Her Majesty The Queen.
He will succeed Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers when she retires on January 22 and he will also become the Vice-President of the Dorset Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association.
Angus Campbell spent a number of years serving in the Army Air Corps, and was also Chair of both the Dorset Olympic Board and Strategic Leaders Board for the South West.
In addition, Angus Campbell has also been a Governor of several schools in the county.
Since then he has focused on his farming interests and local politics, serving as leader of both North Dorset District and Dorset County Councils, standing down from the latter last year.
Mrs Pitt-Rivers said: “I am delighted that Angus Campbell has been appointed as the new Lord Lieutenant of Dorset.
“He has already done a lot for the county in his work as Leader of Dorset County Council, and has a good knowledge and a great love of Dorset.
“I have had such an interesting time as Lord Lieutenant, and could not have enjoyed it more,” she added.
“I am sure Angus Campbell will equally appreciate the privilege of undertaking this role.”
Mr Campbell said: “It is extremely humbling to have been honoured with the responsibility of representing Her Majesty The Queen in this wonderful county.
“I am very aware of the tremendous work that has been done by Mrs Valerie Pitt-Rivers over recent years and it is such an honour to be chosen to succeed her.”
“Dorset and its people are remarkable in so many ways and I am very much looking forward to working across the county within this very special role.”
Debbie Ward, Clerk to the Lieutenancy and Chief Executive of Dorset County Council, said: “I am very pleased that Angus Campbell has been appointed to succeed Mrs Pitt-Rivers as Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset.
“Mrs Pitt-Rivers has been a wonderful representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Dorset and will be long remembered for all the work she has done for the county.
Mr Campbell lives in Iwerne Minster with his wife, Carola, and has two daughters.