Jane Carey-Harris Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Kent

The Master is delighted that Jane Carey-Harris, Upper Warden of The Worshipful Company of Nurses, was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent on 13 June 2023. She is one of seven new Deputy Lieutenants appointed in Kent last week, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation.

Jane trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and retired as an Assistant Director in a Primary Care Trust. She served in the Army Reserves attaining the rank of Colonel. Jane was appointed the Territorial Army’s Queen’s Honorary Nurse in 2012.

She is an active member of the Royal British Legion and the South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. Jane is a Trustee to St John’s and St Nicholas' Almshouses, Canterbury.

His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Lady Colgrain said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to welcome these outstanding new Deputy Lieutenants to the Kent Lieutenancy. Their wide breadth of experience will further enhance an already strong team of Deputies who support me in my role as Lord-Lieutenant and act as the eyes and ears for the Lieutenancy throughout this incredibly diverse county.”

The Lord Lieutenant leads this influential network of Deputy Lieutenants and provides the organisation for their individual networks to interlock for the benefit of Kent’s varied communities. Their local and specialist knowledge and experience is increasingly being used to positive effect in key sectors ranging from education to youth services, and from business to the rural economy. They are the eyes and ears of the Lieutenancy in the local communities and liaise closely with the local authorities with whom we have much common cause.

They advise on events potentially warranting Royal visits, on how local people can put forward others suitable for honours or for invitations to Buckingham Palace Garden Parties, and on anniversaries warranting a message from The King. They also advise on how community organisations can gain recognition in The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award recognises the vital role played by the thousands of unsung heroes of the voluntary and community world which the Lieutenancy believes is important to celebrate and encourage.