Former High Sheriff joins TV host in Norfolk Deputy Lieutenant role
A former High Sheriff from West Norfolk has joined a well known television personality and an ex-MP in being appointed as new Deputy Lieutenants for Norfolk.
Nicholas Pratt, from Ryston, is one of 11 new appointments which have been approved by the Queen and announced by Norfolk County Council this morning.
The others include television sports presenter Jake Humphrey and the former North Norfolk MP, Sir Norman Lamb.
Mr Pratt previously served as Norfolk's High Sheriff in 2015-16 and is currently a trustee of both the King's Lynn Minster and the Norfolk Community Foundation.
Better known for his work as a football presenter on BT Sport, and as a former host of Formula 1 coverage on the BBC, Mr Humphrey is a patron of the children's charity Break and has raised over £1 million for CLIC Sargent.
Sir Norman, who stepped down last year, served for 18 years as MP for North Norfolk and has now established a mental health and wellbeing fund to promote equality, justice and human rights in society for those with mental health issues, people on the autism spectrum and those with learning disabilities.
The new deputies will support the work of the current Lord Lieutenant, Lady Dannatt, and will represent her at events across the county as well as serving the community in other areas.
Lady Dannatt said today: “I am delighted Her Majesty has confirmed these appointments.
"Norfolk is very lucky to have so many dedicated Deputy Lieutenants across the county and I am sure these new appointees will carry out their duties with equal distinction in the years ahead."