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Angus Campbell – His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset


His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset – Angus Campbell Esq.

Angus was raised in North Dorset.  Educated in Dorset and Devon, Angus emigrated to New Zealand in 1970 to work for the Auckland Herd Improvement Association at the age of 20.  It was in New Zealand he gained his Private Pilots License whilst working.

Angus’ army career…

Returning to the UK after his two year contract was complete, Angus applied to join the Army with a view to flying.  He was commissioned into the Army as one of the first direct-entry Army Air Corps Pilots.

He served in West Germany, United Nations Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Canada.  Angus became Second-in-Command, 16 Flight Army Air Corps in Cyprus before retiring at the end of his Commission.  He continued as a Territorial Army Pilot until 1982.

On retiring from the Army, Angus returned to the family farm near Iwerne Minster in North Dorset.  He diversified his farming activities with an interest in running several Game Shooting enterprises.

Angus’ political career…

Angus was drawn into local politics between 1989 to 1993 when he was elected Blandford Forum’s Dorset County Council Member.

He became Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee but did not stand for re-election in 1993.

However, Angus returned to local politics on election to the North Dorset District Council in 1999 serving as Leader for the first four and a half years.  Standing for Dorset County Council again in 2001, he became Deputy Leader from 2002 to 2006 and then Leader for  seven years between 2006 and 2013.   In 2013 Angus stood down from local politics.

Whilst serving within Local Government in Dorset, for five years Angus also Chaired the Strategic Leaders Board for the South West.  He also represented the South West on the Local Government Association’s Executive Board.

Angus was also Chairman of the Dorset Olympic Board between 2006 to 2012.  It was Angus’ responsibility to deliver the Olympic Sailing Events in Weymouth and Portland in Summer 2012.

On 23rd January 2014, Angus Campbell was appointed by The Queen to represent Her Majesty as Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset – and he continues to hold this role with King Charles III.

Angus lives with his wife Carola in Iwerne Minster and has two daughters.  His interests are archaeology, history, country sports and writing.

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