Inspiring charity leader appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

18th August 2023

Mark Storey, CEO of Sheffield’s award-winning charity, Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) has been named as a Deputy Lieutenant of The County of South Yorkshire alongside other respected individuals.

His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Prof Dame Hilary Chapman commissioned the appointment after getting to know Mark through his work at SCCCC, a charity that supports older people across the region.

Dame Hilary, who spent her entire career in nursing, retired in 2018 as Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In her role as Lord-Lieutenant. she attended SCCCC’s Winter Pressures launch in October 2022, and got to know the passion and commitment of the charity’s CEO, Mark Storey. 

Mark, prior to joining SCCCC in 2015, worked in Local Authorities and third-sector organisations across Yorkshire and Lancashire, with many of his roles focused on tackling economic disadvantage. He has also undertaken voluntary work which spans four decades.

He’s currently involved in a range of community activities at local, regional, and national levels including as a volunteer management consultant for the Cranfield Trust, Chair of Trustees for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly and as a Trustee for Bradford Youthbuild Trust. Mark also serves on the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Yorkshire Group Committee and on the Council of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Mark said; ‘I'm extremely proud, delighted and honoured when it was announced that I’ve been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Prof. Dame Hilary Chapman. I look forward to serving our local community as best I can.’

The role of a Deputy Lieutenant involves supporting and deputising for His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Prof. Dame Hilary Chapman. Duties may include attending Royal visits to the county, representing the Lieutenancy at ceremonial events such as Remembrance Day and citizenship ceremonies and any other duties that the Lord-Lieutenant may ask to be undertaken on her behalf. Appointment to this position is by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject only to The King not disapproving of the granting of their commission.

Congratulations to Mark Storey MBA CMgr FCMI DL, Bookey Oshin, DL, Lieutenant Colonel Mac McPherson, MBE DL, Dr Deborah Bullivant, MBE EdD DL, Reverend Canon Keith Farrow DL who were bestowed this great honour. 

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