The following announcement was made today on the 10 Downing Street website;
"The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mrs Lois Patricia (Peaches) Golding OBE as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol to succeed Mrs Mary Prior CVO MBE when she retires on 22 April 2017."
"Peaches Golding was formerly Bristol's High Sheriff. She has served on the boards of a wide range of public bodies and private sector organisations including: Bristol Water; Moon Consulting Ltd; Business in the Community; the Ethnic Minority Business Forum; Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust; ITV West and West Country; Avon & Somerset Police Authority; University of the West of England; the General Chiropractic Council."
"Ms Golding lives at Leigh Woods with her husband, Bob. They have an adult son, Charles."
"Peaches Golding says, "I am thrilled and deeply honoured to be appointed by The Queen to the ancient and historic role of Lord-Lieutenant. As The Queen's personal representative in the County, I look forward to recognising the contributions of those in the voluntary sector within our communities, to celebrating the enterprise, innovation and creativity of our strong and diverse businesses and to showing our appreciation to those that keep us safe from harm. I have a deep affection for the City and citizens of Bristol and this will enable me to build bridges and networks across our City for the interest and welfare of Bristol. May I also thank Mrs Mary Prior CVO MBE, the current Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol, for her tireless dedication to, and enormous achievements in, the service of The Queen."