In common with other counties, Shropshire has a Lord-Lieutenant who is the Queen's representative in the county. The present Lord-Lieutenant is Anna Turner JP.
Born in Shropshire in 1958, Anna was appointed Lord-Lieutenant in January 2019 and is Shropshire's first woman Lord-Lieutenant. She is married to Jonathon and has two adult children and, so far, three grandchildren.
She has a long history of voluntary work as well as working in the family shipping office. A magistrate for 27 years, Anna has served on the board of visitors for HM Prison Stoke Heath and has been involved with the Samaritans, charities for the blind and Army cadets and supported a local foodbank.
Anna enjoys walking the Shropshire and Welsh border in remote corners, cycling, country sports, watching horse racing and riding horses herself.
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant's responsibilities, including:
- How to address the Lord-Lieutenant
- Information on the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants
- Nominations for national honours and awards
- The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
- The Queen's Award for Enterprise
- Advice on royal visits
For all correspondence and further information, please contact Emily Marshall/Shelley Davies, Assistant Clerks to the Lieutenancy via the details below.