Military adviser is handed Worcestershire vice Lord-Lieutenant role - The Evesham Observer

Military adviser is handed Worcestershire vice Lord-Lieutenant role

Evesham Editorial 29th May, 2023   0

WORCESTERSHIRE’s Lord Lieutenant has announced the appointment of Dr The Hon Gilbert Greenall CBE DL as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

Dr Greenall has been a deputy Lieutenant for the past two years and has represented the Lord-Lieutenant at a number of events around the county.

He joined the British Army in 1973, completing his short service commission in 1976 at the age of 22.

Dr Greenall then did the MBA course at INSEAD Fontainebleau and subsequently studied medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 1989.

He has had a 40-year career in the management of humanitarian emergencies and has been to 27 humanitarian emergencies and 17 conflicts.

Dr Greenall has been an adviser to the British military commanders in Northern Iraq, Bosnia, East Timor Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Baghdad, the commander of UNIFIL in Southern Lebanon, and the Deputy Commander ISAF, Afghanistan.

He has been a member of the United Nations Disaster, Assessment and Co-ordination team since 1997.

The respected doctor was appointed CBE in 1993 and awarded an honorary doctorate in Medicine by the University of Bristol in 2006.

Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Beatrice Grant, said: “I am delighted Gilbert Greenall has accepted the position as Vice Lord-Lieutenant, his wealth of experience and knowledge of the county will be a great help to me and an asset to the Lieutenancy and Worcestershire.”

The role is a voluntary position, unpaid and non-political.


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