We would like to welcome our new Patron to St Vincent’s and St George’s Association, Dame Janet Trotter (OBE DBE CVO). Among her many achievements, Dame Janet helped found the University of Gloucestershire in 2001 and served as founding Vice-Chancellor and Principal until 2006. Dame Janet has also held a number of posts within the NHS, including as Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust and is involved with several local charities, particularly the Nelson Trust.
In 2010, she was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and was Her Majesty’s representative in the county carrying out ceremonial activities and overseeing many royal visits to the county, acting on behalf of the Queen to promote excellence in business and the voluntary sectors and in supporting civil society. She retired from this role in 2018.
She received an OBE in 1991, a DBE 10 years later and a CVO in 2018.
We are very excited to have Dame Janet Trotter as our new patron and look forward to what the future brings.