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New Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire named

A new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire has been named to work alongside current Lord-Lieutenant Edward Gillespie.

Replacing Robert Bernays, OBE, who steps down after 30 years of service in the role, will be Jane Jenner-Fust.

Mrs Jenner-Fust has lived in Gloucestershire since 1972 and has served the county in a variety of roles, promoting both a sustainable rural economy and the role of the church in the county.

"It's a great honour to receive this appointment and I look forward to continue supporting the Lieutenancy in our wonderful county," said Mrs Jenner-Fust, who lives in Berkeley and has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2005.

She was chairman of the South West regional committee of the Country Land and Business Association from 2012-2015, and a committee member since 1991.

She is an Honorary Lay Canon of Gloucester Cathedral and a member of the Grants Committee of the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust.

Mr Gillespie said: "Robert has been part of the Lieutenancy for over 30 years and we are enormously grateful for his massive contribution to the county.

"I am most grateful to Jane for stepping up into this important role for the next three years and look forward to working with her and our outstanding team of over 30 deputies."

The new Vice Lord-Lieutenant is also a member of Hill PCC and Wotton Deanery Synod and was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 2001-2002 and president of the Gloucestershire Society in 2012.

Mr Bernays, who championed in particular the rural economy and the role of the church in the county during his three decades, said, "The Lieutenancy has an important role in bringing together the whole of Gloucestershire and celebrating its great people and their work. I have enjoyed playing a part and I am sure Jane will as well."

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