History has been made with the first black woman taking up the post as the Queen’s Lord Lieutenant. The County and City of Bristol welcomes Peaches Golding OBE as her majesty’s personal representative in Bristol, from 22 April 2017, where she will represent the Queen at ceremonial functions when she is unable to attend.
Born to an American Civil Rights campaigner, Peaches Golding has the blood of activist running through her veins. Her father challenged racial segregation laws in South Carolina, refusing to give up his seat eight years before Rosa Parks made her stand.
At the age of 28, Golding moved to Bristol where she set up her own marketing and communications business working with high-end clients like the Office for the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Education.
After being awarded an OBE in 2009 for her services to minority ethnic people in the South West, Golding was appointed High Sheriff of Bristol, a ceremonial role that was established over 1,000 years ago.
The role, which lasts for 12 years, is one of the most important roles in sovereignty, is an amazing opportunity that is well deserved.