Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Board announced as new High Sheriff of Lancashire
David Taylor CBE DL, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Board was today announced as the new High Sheriff of Lancashire, taking over from Martin Ainscough DL of Parbold Hall.
Steeped in history, the role of High Sheriff dates back 1,000 years. The High Sheriff is the King’s representative in the county for all matters relating to the Judiciary and the maintenance of law and order. The position is held for one year and their main role is to protect and assist in upholding the dignity and wellbeing of HM Judges, together with other public duties as well as supporting the voluntary sector and statutory organisations who work in Lancashire.
Speaking on his appointment, David said: “It is a great honour to be appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire, a position that dates back over a millennium. I am proud to add my name to the list of outstanding occupants of the role.
“In my time as High Sheriff I will work closely with the Police and emergency services, supporting the work they do to keep the people of Lancashire safe. I will also work closely with and support community groups and the voluntary sector throughout the county. These groups help to sustain our diverse county and cohesion between our communities.”
"It is a great honour to be appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire... I am proud to add my name to the list of outstanding occupants of the role."— David Taylor, Pro Chancellor and Chair of UCLan's Board - and now the new High Sheriff of Lancashire
Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire said: “We are extremely proud that the Chair of our University Board has been given this prestigious role. This well-deserved appointment is a tremendous tribute to the service David continues to provide to the people of Lancashire. I know he will do Lancashire proud.”
David has been Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University of Central Lancashire since 2014. In 2007, David was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the community of Lancashire and in 2014, he was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the county.
The office of High Sheriff is carried out on a voluntary basis.
"We are extremely proud that the Chair of our University Board has been given this prestigious role. I know David will do Lancashire proud."— Graham Baldwin, UCLan’s Vice Chancellor