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Hospital Trust Chairman Receives County Accolade

Dennis Dunn MBE (left) is appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire
Dennis Dunn MBE (left) with David Briggs MBE, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Chairman, Dennis Dunn MBE, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire.

Dennis, who was a Governor and then Non-Executive Director of the Trust before becoming Chairman in 2014, was formally presented with his Commission of Appointment on 18 January by David Briggs MBE, the county’s Lord-Lieutenant.

Commenting on his recruitment to the position, Dennis said: “I am honoured to have been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire.

“My commission will be put to good use in supporting the diverse Cheshire communities and organisations.”

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant (HM The Queen’s Representative in the County) to support him with a range of duties, and in particular to deputise for him when he is not available, and tend to be people who have served the local community or who have a history of public service.

Dennis is former Pro Vice Chancellor International of Manchester Metropolitan University and, as well as his work for the Trust, is currently Cheshire President of the British Red Cross and Visiting Professor at Huizhou University, China.