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East Midlands Chamber Past President Installed as High Sheriff of Derbyshire

Liz Fothergill CBE, Immediate Past President of the Chamber and Chairman of Derby-based Pennine Healthcare, has been installed as High Sheriff of Derbyshire.

She was HRH the Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Business in the Community in the East Midlands from 2012 to 2014. She is Derby City business representative for D2N2 – the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Economic Partnership, and a member of Derby Renaissance Board.

Liz was Deputy Chair of the University of Derby from 2003-2013, is Chair of Derwent Stepping Stones (a neighbourhood nursery and training academy). She is a business champion of YMCA Derbyshire and a governor of Landau Forte Moorhead Academy and was formerly Chair of Derbyshire Dales Careline.

She is also Chairman of the Derby Book Festival, which had its very successful first event in 2015 and will stage an even more inclusive and exciting festival in June this year.

Liz said:

“I am honoured to have been invited to be High Sheriff for Derbyshire and I hope I will make the most of the opportunity this office presents. During my tenure, I would like to really fly the flag for all that is great and good about Derby and Derbyshire, including its businesses, and ensure that the East Midlands remains a flag-bearer for the rest of the UK.”

Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of the Chamber, said:

“The Chamber would like to congratulate Liz on her appointment as High Sheriff for Derbyshire. Liz has been the driving force behind Pennine Healthcare, in Derby, and is a very active member of the local community. She is the immediate Past President of the Chamber and remains a very influential member of our Board of Directors.”

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