New High Sheriff of Warwickshire appointed in a technological first
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In a technological first for the county, the new High Sheriff of Warwickshire has been appointed - using video conferencing.
Joe Greenwell, was appointed the role via Zoom video conference.
The “virtual” Inauguration Ceremony took place on Maundy Thursday, April 9, presided over by retired High Court Judge Sir John Saunders, Resident Judge, His Honour Judge Andrew Lockhart QC and the Lord Lieutenant, Mr Tim Cox.
Traditionally it takes place in court number one at Shire Hall in Warwick but this was not possible due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus outbreak.
This voluntary role, which Joe will hold for one year, involves supporting the judiciary, police and emergency services and local charities.
As a former Chairman of Jaguar Land Rover and Ford of Britain he will be focusing too on initiatives associated with employability, particularly for those with special needs.
Joe said: “I am extremely proud to have been appointed High Sheriff. I would like to congratulate my predecessor, Simon Miesegaes on an outstanding year.
"In the current circumstances, my immediate priority is to offer support to the many community initiatives and volunteer groups operating in the county.
"I hope that shortly I can get out and about and thank some of the heroines and heroes working on the front line against the virus.
For more information go to: https://highsheriffofwarwickshire.co.uk/
The participants at Inauguration Ceremony included:
Resident Judge, His Honour Judge Andrew Lockhart QC
Incoming High Sheriff, Mr Joseph Greenwell CBE DL
The Honourable Sir John Saunders, Retired High Court Judge
Lord Lieutenant, Mr Tim Cox
Retiring High Sheriff, Mr Simon Miesegaes
Under Sheriff, Mr David Lodder
Retiring High Chaplain’s Chaplain, The Reverend Sarah Edmonds
Incoming High Sheriff’s Chaplain, The Reverend Dr Vaughan Roberts