Ann Jordan to be Lancashire’s next high sheriff

Former IOD North West chairman Ann Jordan is to replace Jeremy Gorick as the high sheriff of Lancashire next month.

AnnJordanAnn, a founder member of Childline Business Committee, a member of the Womens International Network and currently a founding director of Benetimo PR, will assume the role on April 18 following a ceremony at County Hall.

Outgoing high sherrif Jeremy Gorick, a board member of UCLan and part of Stonehouse Orion private equity group, said his time had been marked by opportunity to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation and to establish a youth employment conference.

The aim of the high sheriff’s role is to: “protect and assist in upholding the dignity and well being of Her Majesty’s Judges and to represent The Queen’s executive powers in respect of the administration of justice in the county”. Through the under-sheriff, the high sheriff is also responsible for the execution of high court writs.

Although many of the powers of the high sheriff have been reduced over the years, the holder still performs many important functions. There are 55 high sheriffs serving in England and Wales, and the role dates back to the middle of the 10th century.

“I consider it a great honour and I am very much looking forward to my year in office,” Ann told Lancashire Business View.

 

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