It was announced today that four new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed to assist the Lord Lieutenant with his duties on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. The four are:
Andrew BLACKMAN Andrew lives in Fairlight, Hastings and is married to Richard. His background is in the Arts. Having previously worked with supporters’ groups at the National Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery he has used his experience locally to assist the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. He is a trustee of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival. Andrew is chairman of the Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. He has been very involved with St Michael’s Hospice and with the current appeal at the Conquest Hospital for a new scanner. He is an ambassador for Sussex Community Foundation and is on the fabric committee of his parish church.
Timothy Michael (Tim) COBB Tim lives in Eastbourne with his wife Susan and their three sons. Tim is a public relations professional having set up a public relations company in 1995 which now employs 22 in Eastbourne and Brighton. He is very involved with the Sussex business community. Currently he is President of the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and he has established networking clubs in Brighton, Gatwick, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne to encourage support for local suppliers and to offer support for local charities where he uses his PR/media skills to help the local community whenever he can.
Sarah Kowitz Sarah lives in Fairlight, Hasting with David her husband and her two children. Sarah is well known locally for her support right across the local community. In particular for her fund raising for voluntary and charity groups and for her work with education, the visual arts and the support of music performance in Hastings. She is an active Board member of Sussex’s newest art museum, the Jerwood and has commissioned sculpture in support of the town.
Christopher Whittick Christopher lives in Lewes. He is the County Archivist of East Sussex and has served with the County Council for 40 years. He is chairman of the Sussex Historic Churches Trust, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries and the Artworkers Guild. He regularly teaches palaeography and local history at the Universities of Sussex, London, Oxford, Cambridge and Keele, and has recently completed his catalogue of the Battle Abbey archive at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California.