Herefordshire’s new High Sheriff, Sarah de Rohan, has taken office following a Declaration Ceremony in Hereford Cathedral.

The ceremony was presided over by the Honorary Recorder of the City of Hereford, His Honour Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC.  Mrs Susan Kitchener JP, Chair of the Herefordshire Magistrates’ Bench, administered the Declaration of Office.

Born in Shropshire, Mrs de Rohan embarked on a career in banking and has worked in Hong Kong, Frankfurt and London. She settled in Herefordshire almost 20 years ago and has filled her time helping at Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust and St Johns Ambulance. Mrs de Rohan also serves as a Magistrate on the Hereford Bench, hearing cases in the Adult and Youth courts.

Given her time on the Youth Bench serving as Bench Chair, Mrs de Rohan’s aim for the Shrieval year is to try and prevent the young from entering the Criminal Justice System by supporting, amongst others, the initiatives of ‘No Wrong Door’.

The new High Sheriff has appointed Father Simon McGurk as her chaplain, and her Under Sheriff will be Mr Jeremy Wilding MBE one of our directors at Gabbs, who coordinated the arrangements.

We send our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Sarah as she assumes office.

Photograph courtesy of Sally Corrick Photography.