Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Southwark
Simon Duckworth Esq OBE DL
Appointed Rep DL: 2016
Appointed Representative Deputy Lieutenant in March 2016 Born and educated in SW London, Simon is a Cambridge graduate who has a range of non-executive roles in the public and private sectors. A former Chairman of the City of London Police Authority, Simon chaired the National Olympics Security Oversight Group from 2009-12, and was then tasked by the Home Office to establish the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners, where he serves as a Board Member. He helped to set up and develop the National Crime Agency and is currently the senior non-executive Director at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Simon briefly served with the HAC in the early 1980s but was recalled to duty as Deputy Hon.Colonel of the Royal Military Police in 2012, a rather unexpected promotion! He was appointed as the Hon.Colonel of the newly formed 1 MP Brigade in 2015; he is also Vice-Chairman of the City’s RFCA.
Simon has been a member of the City’s Court of Common Council since 2000, he was appointed a DL in 2008, and then as one of HM’s Lieutenants for the City of London in 2010. Married to Caroline, they live in Southwark, a stone’s throw from the IWM, but spend parts of the year at Caroline’s parental home on the southern shore of the Firth of Firth just outside Edinburgh.
Further information about the London Borough of Southwark can be found at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/
Colonel Simon Duckworth attended the Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral, on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant, in Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the life of His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.