HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey

Appointed as Lord-Lieutenant in 2015, Michael More-Molyneux lends his support to business, charities, the voluntary sector and faith groups across Surrey.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux has lived in the county of Surrey all his life. Loseley Park has been the residence of the More-Molyneux family for over five centuries.

Michael and his wife Sarah moved out of Loseley House in 2017, when their eldest son Alexander and his wife Sophia took over the Elizabethan manor house and the running of the estate.

Over the years Michael More-Molyneux has built links with many organisations and businesses in Surrey. Since his appointment as Lord-Lieutenant in 2015 he has become involved with an increasing number of charities and many good causes across the county. In 2021, he considers this a very important part of his role.

I am committed to encouraging and supporting the voluntary, charitable and faith sectors, benevolent organisations and the industrial, business and social life of our county. The support that I continue to receive from communities and individuals across Surrey has been inspirational and energising and I relish developing my role.

Michael More-Molyneux

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant

Mary Creswell was appointed Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey on 8th February 2024.

Mary takes an active interest in the Arts, Culture, History and Landscape of Surrey and has led projects in Arts and Commerce for 35 years, always encouraging access for all.

In Surrey she has served as a Trustee on the boards of Grange Park Opera and the Mary Roxburghe Trust.  She helped with the creation of Grange Park Opera’s Theatre in the Woods, the new Opera House which opened in 2017, and played a pivotal role in creating a future for West Horsley Place. She has worked alongside Watts Gallery over many years and supports other local and national charities, most recently with the National Trust in their purchase of Gerturde Jekyll’s house and garden, Munstead Wood.

She is Co-Chair of the Lieutenancy’s Arts & Culture Focus Group and serves on the Charities and Communities Focus Group and Surrey’s King’s Awards for Voluntary Service Advisory Panel.

Mary has a close personal interest in Dementia & Alzheimer’s and is actively involved in care, supporting dementia charities and the need to support carers and their families.

Mary was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire and raised in the Fens and on the Helford River in Cornwall.

She has lived in Surrey since 1988 with her husband, the artist, Alexander Creswell. They have three children.