A NEW vice lord-lieutenant has been appointed in Wiltshire.

Following the retirement of Sir Roderick Cordy-Simpson, on Thursday, February 28, William Wyldbore- Smith was announced the new vice lord lieutenant to lord-lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton.

Mr Wyldbore- Smith is currently the chairman of the Brunel SEN Multi-Academy Trust, vice chairman of the Wiltshire Community Foundation and supports several charities and organisations including the Marlborough College Foundation and the Wiltshire Victoria History Trust.

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He will now be following in the footsteps of Sir Roderick, who in his five years of service participated in more than 40 citizenship ceremonies.

The new vice lord-lieutenant said: “I am deeply honoured by this appointment and very much look forward to doing all I can to support the lord lieutenant in her work throughout all of the county of Wiltshire.”