THE Queen has appointed Angus Campbell as Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset, to succeed Valerie Pitt-Rivers after her retirement on January 22.
Mr Campbell served for a number of years in the Army Air Corps, and has since focused on his farming interests and local politics.
He has served as Leader of both North Dorset District and Dorset County Councils, standing down from the latter last year.
Mr Campbell was also chairman of both the Dorset Olympic Board and Strategic Leaders Board for the South West.
He has also been a governor of several schools in the county.
He said: “I am very aware of the tremendous work that has been done by Valerie Pitt-Rivers over recent years and it is such an honour to be chosen to succeed her.”
Mr Campbell lives in Iwerne Minster with his wife, Carola, and has two daughters.