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Biography of President
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.
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Biography of Patron
Lord Crathorne KCVO is Patron of the Stokesley Show as well as a former President. His grandfather, father, mother, brother have all been Presidents of the Show during the course of the last 100 years.
He was President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society between 2014 and 2015. He was Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire for fifteen and a half years retiring in 2014.
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