Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE TD DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2001

kingstonGeoffrey Godbold ran his own marketing consultancy for 20 years with clients such as the Motor Show and Yves Saint Laurent Perfumes; he then worked as a Management Consultant specialising in developing fundraising programmes for such organisations as Harefield Hospital and the Treloar Trust, and was CEO of GamCare which provides treatment for problem gamblers. He served in the Honourable Artillery Company and commanded it in 1985/86. He is a keen horseman, President of the HAC Saddle Club, a Trustee of the Hampton Court Horse Rangers, and Vice-President of Ham Polo Club. He is currently the Common Cryer and Serjeant-at-Arms to the Lord Mayor, and also rides motorbikes.

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On Sunday The Installation of Col Geoffrey Godbold OBE TD DL as High Steward of the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames took place at the Remembrance Sunday Reception Council Chamber, Guildhall.

The Royal Borough is believed to be the only local authority which has the right to appoint its own High Steward (and Honorary Recorder) without approval of the Crown.

An meeting of the Council held on Tuesday 17 October 2017, it was resolved that, in recognition of his eminent service to the Royal Borough over a period of more than 16 years, Colonel Geoffrey Godbold OBE TD DL, be appointed as High Steward of the Royal Borough, to take effect from 12 November 2017.

During the reception, Colonel Godbold was presented with a framed illuminated scroll setting out the above resolution of the Council on his appointment.