Personal Profile of the Lord Lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant of Kent

The Lady 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.

In her role as Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Lady Colgrain is pleased to have been invited to take on roles with many of the County’s charities.

Lady Colgrain is President of the following:

  • ABF The Soldier’s Charity
  • Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men
  • Kent County Priory Group of the Order of St John
  • SSAFA Kent

Lady Colgrain is Patron of the following:

  • Action with Communities in Rural Kent
  • Dover Town Patronage Board
  • Friends of Kent Churches
  • Gillingham Street Angels
  • Kent Community Foundation
  • Ride and Stride
  • Royal British Legion, Kent
  • Safer Kent

Lady Colgrain is also a Trustee of Canterbury Cathedral Trust and Friends of Canterbury Cathedral and she is a Kent Ambassador.

She is married to Alastair, a previous High Sheriff of Kent, and has two adult sons and one grandson.