Role of High Sheriff

The Office of High Sheriff, which is more than 1,000 years old, is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year.

The 'Shire Reeve' used to be responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order and the collection and return of taxes within the county but whilst the duties of the role have evolved over time, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role today.

The High Sheriff actively lends support and encouragement to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and to the voluntary sector and is also able to highlight and recognise many aspects of success in the county.


Sarah Callander Beckett

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2017-2018

 

 Kathy Cowell - High Sheriff 2016-2017

Kathy Cowell, OBE DL

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2016-2017

 

Bill Holroyd, CBE DL

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2015-2016

 

Susan Sellers

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2014-2015

Martin Beaumont

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2013-2014

William Lees-Jones

William Lees-Jones 

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2012-2013

 

 

 

 

John Lea

High Sheriff of Cheshire 2011-2012