Welcome to our new President

Aug 26, 2022 | News, Show News

We are delighted to welcome our President for 2022, The Lord Lieutenant Mrs Johanna Ropner.

Jo Ropner has been the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the Sovereign’s representative in the county, since 2020. Jo is a successful businesswoman who has considerable involvement in the voluntary and charitable sectors in across North Yorkshire and beyond.

Jo has been a Trustee of the Rank Foundation since June 2005; she became Chair of the Grants Committee in 2016 and is responsible for the allocation of funds to community and social programmes throughout the UK. She is also Chair of Trustees of the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Fund and Patron of many other local charities.

She is Vice-President of both the Yorkshire & Humber and the North of England Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Associations, County President of North Yorkshire Scouts and ambassador for Girlguiding.

Jo is also involved with her family-owned business at Camp Hill near Bedale, which offers a variety of glamping stays. Jo graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in Agriculture and lives in Kirklington near Bedale with her husband Robert. They have three adult children.

For further information on the show, please take a look around our website; tickets are available to buy online here

We look forward to a wonderful day. Saturday 17th September 2022.