Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Mrs Gillian Norton OBE DL
Appointed Rep DL: 2016
Gillian Norton has been Chairman of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since April 2017. She spent her executive career in local government serving as Chief Executive for a total of 23 years, the last 17 of which were in the London Borough of Richmond. She is a Freeman of the Borough and was awarded OBE in 2017 for services to local government.
St George’s Day Parade
Sunday 22nd April Gillian joined hundreds of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, the Deputy Mayor, the local MP, councillors and senior scouting officers for the Borough’s annual St George’s Day Parade.
It was a splendid occasion with the exceedingly long procession snaking its way through the streets of Twickenham in a festive atmosphere. It was lovely to see so many young people supported by their families proudly wearing their uniform and showing their commitment to service.
On 19 April the Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore and the Deputy Lieutenant recognised the successes of Borough Cadets at a presentation in the Parlour followed by a buffet. The Cadets were joined by their families and Commanding Officers and the Mayor spoke about how much the Borough valued the work of the Cadet Forces and she hoped the event would mark the beginning of strong links between them and the Council.
On 16 April there was a very special ceremony in Barnes to unveil the Victoria Cross Commemoration stone for Captain Alfred Carpenter RN VC , later Admiral Carpenter. The Mayor and Admiral Carpenter’s granddaughter unveiled the stone, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant explained the history of the Victoria Cross Stone initiative and Naval representatives outlined Captain’s Carpenter’s great bravery at the battle of Zeebrugge in 2018