Lady Annabel (Bella) Colgrain succeeded the Viscount De L’Isle CVO MBE as Lord-Lieutenant of Kent on April 22, 2020.
She is the county’s official representative of Her Majesty The Queen. Lady Colgrain, has lived in Kent for more than 40 years and is an active partner in the family farm near Sevenoaks. Having started her career in publishing, she has worked in the voluntary sector for 25 years, primarily with Citizens Advice.
She is a Trustee of the Henry Smith Charity having been the charity’s Kent Visitor for 13 years; a Trustee and then Chair of the Kent Community Foundation, retiring in 2017 after 11 years. She chaired the panel to appoint the current Dean of Rochester Cathedral and remains an active supporter of the Cathedral. She has served as a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent since 2012.
She is married to Alastair, a previous High Sheriff of Kent, and has two adult sons and one grandson.
Lord De L’Isle was a Patron of a number of charities and Lady Colgrain is currently reviewing invitations.