The Queen appointed Liz Fothergill CBE DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Derbyshire in July 2020.
Liz was educated in Derby followed by Loughborough and De Montfort Universities. Following her early career as a children’s Librarian, she joined the family manufacturing company, Pennine Healthcare and rose to the position of CEO. Liz was awarded a CBE for services to the healthcare products industry in 2013 and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby in 2014. Following her retirement in 2016 she was appointed as Chairman of Pennine Healthcare – a role she still holds.
Liz became Patron for Women’s Work in 2021.