Nescot Principal and CEO Frances Rutter has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Surrey by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux. Frances joins a team of Deputies who support the Lord-Lieutenant in his public duties as Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Surrey. Deputy Lieutenants are chosen from people who have made a significant contribution to the county within which they reside, and help to promote the county at events, engagements and ceremonies, as well as assessing local organisations for honours and awards.
Alongside her role as Nescot Principal, Frances is an active member of the Surrey Employment Skills Board, a Board member of Coast to Capital, and chairs the Gatwick 360 skills board. Following her appointment, Frances said: “It’s a great honour to be appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant. I look forward to supporting the work of the Lord-Lieutenant and promoting many of the wonderful opportunities of our county. As a representative of the vocational training and lifelong learning sector, the role will also enable me to raise awareness of the value of education to the regional economy and society.”
Professor Sam Luke, Chair of Nescot’s Board of Governors, added: “On behalf of the Nescot Corporation, many congratulations to Frances on this well-deserved appointment. It recognises the contribution she has made over several years to enhancing the reputation and reach of Nescot, and the impact she has had on the skills and training sector in the area. It will also enable Frances to develop further her tireless advocacy for Further Education as a force for good in our communities.”
Frances is one of ten new Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey and will continue as Principal of Nescot alongside this voluntary responsibility.
More information about the work of the Surrey Lieutenancy is at https://www.surreylieutenancy.org