H.M. Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan



The Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan is Mr D. Byron Lewis who was appointed in May 2008 by Her Majesty The Queen following the retirement of Commodore Sir Robert Hastie who had served as Lord Lieutenant for thirteen years.

Mr Lewis was born in Swansea in 1945 and educated at Gowerton Grammar School. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) in 1968. Mr Lewis’ business career spanned forty years during which time he held senior positions as Chairman and Managing Director in a number of UK and overseas companies.

Mr Lewis was appointed a Freeman of the City of London in 1989. He also served as High Sheriff of West Glamorgan in 2004/2005. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of St John in 2008 and he was appointed a Knight of the Order of St. John in November 2016.

Mr Lewis was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the New Years Honours List 2019.

Mr Lewis resides in Swansea and is married to Hilary and they have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.

His leisure activities include all sports, particularly golf and rugby, classical and choral music and gardening.

Mr Lewis is involved in a wide range of organisations and charities in the County including:-
Position Organisation
Honorary Fellow University of Wales, Trinity St. David.
President, West Glamorgan Order of St John
County Patron Royal British Legion
County Patron Army Benevolent Fund (The Soldiers Charity)
President Reserve Forces & Cadet Association (RFCA)
County President Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association (SSAFA)
President West Glamorgan Scout Association
Chairman West Glamorgan Archives Committee
Chairman Lord Chancellors Advisory Committee for West Glamorgan
Member Swansea University Court of Governors
Member Cardiff University Court of Governors
President 215 City of Swansea Squadron Air Training Corps
Patron Swansea Amateur Operatic Society
Patron Trust for Sick Children in Wales