Lord-Lieutenant of
County Londonderry

Profile - Deputy Lieutenants


Deputy Lieutenants


The Lord-Lieutenant is required to appoint a number of Deputy Lieutenants from across the County to assist her in the exercise of her duties. Their appointment is made at the discretion of the Lord-Lieutenant subject only to Her Majesty not disapproving the granting of the Commission. Deputy Lieutenants are chosen for the contribution they make to the County through their work, charitable or voluntary activities.

There are presently fourteen Deputy Lieutenants for Co. Londonderry in addition to the Vice Lord-Lieutenant:

  •        Dr Gerard Daly OBE DL
  •        Mr Alastair M L Davidson DL
  •        Mr J Desmond Hill DL
  •        Dr William McGinnis CBE DL MSc HonDUniv
  •        Professor P Gerry McKenna DL MRIA BSc PhD DSc CBiol FRSB FIBMS CSci FRSA HonLLD
  •        Mrs Helen Mark DL     
  •        Reverend Canon Sam McVeigh MBE TD DL
  •        Lady Girvan (Karen Elizabeth)
  •        Mr W Robert L Moore DL
  •        Mrs Rosemary O’Donnell DL
  •        Mr Peter Sheridan OBE DL BSc MS
  •        Mrs Lorraine Young DL JP
  •        Mr David Cunningham DL
  •        Mr Richard Archibald DL



The normal retirement age is seventy-five.