The new representatives of His Majesty the King have been appointed, with two from Bolton taking up the position of Deputy Lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Diane Hawkins JP LLB,  announced the appointment of six new Deputy Lieutenants.

The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by  His Majesty King Charles III and is his personal representative in Greater Manchester. She is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants. Deputies are appointed to recognise their contribution to local, county or national life. 

They are appointed for their endeavours over many years working to enhance the fabric of Greater Manchester.

A number of Deputy Lieutenants have come from Bolton.

The new appointments  of high office are Commodore Phillip Waterhouse MA DipRSA FCILT ESLog and Sadia Din LLB.

Sadia Din LLB, although now a resident of Tameside, is originally from Bolton. 

As an educator, she has taught law, religious education and philosophy since 2005, following her LLB Hons from the University of Central Lancashire and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University. 

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Ms Din's commitment to inclusivity and support for the vulnerable is said to be evident throughout her career.

She has worked closely with students with special educational needs, including work in equality and diversity at Salford University.

Currently she assesses the quality of services for the most vulnerable within a charity, reflecting her passion for advocacy. 

As a registered examiner and a governor for a high school, Ms Din champions high quality education for all. 

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Beyond her professional roles she actively engages in community service, volunteering in local primary schools and offering tutoring to struggling students. 

Raised in a diverse community, Ms Din recognises the invaluable contribution of the voluntary sector in fostering support and cohesion. She actively promotes a culture of inclusivity and empowerment, particularly for women and youth throughout her involvement with local charities and mentoring initiatives. 

Commodore  Waterhouse grew up across Yorkshire, but now lives in Bolton. 

Joining the Royal Navy as a Junior Sailor in the 1980s, he was about to commence Petty Officer courses when he was promoted to the Officer Corps in 1988. 

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Roles included logistics command posts at sea in Frigates, Destroyers and Amphibious ships as well as seagoing appointments on operational battlestaffs. 

Ashore he commanded the Defence Maritime Logistics School and a major MOD Project and was the Deputy Commanding Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Devonport Naval Base.

On selection for Commodore, he became Naval Regional Commander Northern England and the Isle of Man in early 2017; coincidentally he became an Aide de Camp to the Sovereign. 

Retiring from the Royal Navy in 2023, he now works as the Group Corporate Affairs Director for APCL, an international and national group of companies that provides naval and mercantile ship building, ship repair and ship maintenance. 

Commodore Waterhouse is a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chairman of Mersey Maritime, a Director of Maritime UK, President of Hull4Heroes and is a Younger Brother of Hull Trinity House.

A former Chair of Broughton House Veterans Care Village in Salford, he remains on the Board of Trustees.

 He is passionate in supporting the Armed Forces Covenant and all it means for serving and retired service personnel and their families. 

His hobbies are centred on home life and an unhealthy obsession with rugby league and cricket; he is a Life President of the Royal Navy Rugby League Association and a Wigan Warriors Season ticket holder and he is also a practicing ECB Cricket Umpire. He is married to Colleen. 

Also appointed are Lindsey Forbes TD VR of Stockport, Debra Green OBE of Trafford, Mark Llewellin of Tameside and Catherine Scott of Rochdale.