High-flyers given ancient county role

Mistres Cutler Julie MacDonald.

Mistres Cutler Julie MacDonald.

Three high-flyers have been named as new Deputy Lieutenants for South Yorkshire.

The trio - Julie MacDonald, George Trow and John Foster - have all been selected by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody, and will assist him with any Royal visits to the county and represent the lieutenancy at ceremonial events.

Julie MacDonald, from Sheffield, has worked as a librarian and archivist, recently as archivist for the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, where she was Mistress Cutler in 2012-13.

Much of her voluntary work has involved Brownies and Guides, including five years as County Commissioner for Girlguiding Sheffield.

Wickersley resident George Trow’s early career was in hospitality and catering college lecturing before he became principal and chief executive at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, then of Doncaster College and University Centre in 2010.

And John Foster, a Barnsley businessman, is managing director of Fosters Bakery, Staincross.

He was awarded the MBE for services to unemployed people in South Yorkshire, and his honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University recognised his contribution to the food industry and to the local community. He is a Methodist preacher in the Barnsley Circuit, and is involved in a range of community activities.




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