Claire Sutherley Appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Yorkshire

Claire Sutherley Appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Yorkshire


We Are Wakefield Ltd is delighted to announce that Claire Sutherley, the Managing Director of the company, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of West Yorkshire. This prestigious appointment reflects Claire’s outstanding contributions to the community, her dedication to fostering positive change, and her unwavering commitment to the betterment of West Yorkshire.


As the Managing Director of We Are Wakefield Ltd, Claire Sutherley has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, innovative thinking, and a strong sense of civic responsibility. Under her guidance, the organisation has not only achieved remarkable business growth but has also actively engaged in various community initiatives, demonstrating a deep-rooted passion for the welfare and progress of the district.


In her new role as Deputy Lieutenant, Claire will play an instrumental part in representing and promoting the County of West Yorkshire. Her ability to connect with people, drive positive change, and mobilise resources will undoubtedly contribute to enhancing the county’s social, cultural, and economic landscape.


“I am truly honoured to be appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire,” said Claire Sutherley. “This appointment is a testament to the collective efforts of the entire We Are Wakefield team, as well as the community that has supported us. I am committed to using this platform to further strengthen the bonds within our community and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Wakefield District.”

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant to assist in representing the monarch and promoting the county’s interests on various occasions. Their roles include supporting visits by members of the royal family, engaging in civic and voluntary activities, and acknowledging the achievements of local individuals and organisations.

We Are Wakefield Ltd extends its heartiest congratulations to Claire Sutherley on this notable achievement. The organisation remains dedicated to continuing its mission of positive impact under her leadership.