Dame Susan Pyper, DCVO
The current Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex is
Dame Susan Pyper, DCVO who was appointed in 2008.
Dame Susan studied Zoology at the University of Durham and Immunology at the University of London, before working as a forensic scientist with the Metropolitan Police. She then spent 11 years serving with the Royal Air Force. In 1992 she began a distinguished career in the National Health Service serving as Chairman of a number of NHS Trusts including the Western Sussex NHS Primary Care Trust and the Royal West Sussex NHS Trust. She has also held positions with the Environment Agency and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
In 2006 Mrs Pyper was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant and she is also
a Dame in the Order of St John.
Dame Susan is married to Jonathan and they have adult children.
Dame Susan is actively involved with a number of organisations of which she is Patron, President or Vice President:
Action in Rural Sussex
Army Benevolent Fund (West Sussex)
Care for Veterans
Friends of Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust
Chichester Harbour Trust
The Cybersmile Foundation
Family Support Work
The Lodge Hill Trust
The Order of St John
Pallant House Gallery
SERFCA – South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity (Sussex Branch)
St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House Hospices
St Richard’s Hospital Appeal
St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Surrey and Sussex Magistrates Advisory Committee
Sussex Arts Academy
Sussex Clubs for Young People
Sussex Community Foundation
Sussex County Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
Sussex Historic Churches Trust
Weald and Downland Museum