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University welcomes new Lord-Lieutenant


The University of Wolverhampton has welcomed the appointment of John Crabtree OBE as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands.

John Crabtree succeeds Paul Sabapathy CBE who retired from the position in 2015.

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton and a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, said: “We are delighted to welcome John Crabtree OBE to this important role within the West Midlands.

“John’s business, community and charitable interests ensure he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to his new position.

“Everyone at the University of Wolverhampton wishes him well in his new role and we look forward to working with him.”


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