Timothy Edwin Paul Stevenson OBE CStJ (born 14 May 1948) is the current Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. A qualified barrister, he is also a businessman and current Chairman of Johnson Matthey plc.
This is a list of people who have served as Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. Since 1689, all Lords Lieutenant have also been Custos Rotulorum of Oxfordshire.
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Johnson Matthey is a British multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies company headquartered in the United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Stevenson was born on 14 May 1948 in Surrey, England, to Pamela (née Jervelund) and Derek Paul Stevenson.He was educated at Canford School, an independent school in near Wimborne Minster, Dorset. He went on to study law at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Jurisprudence, which was later promoted to Master of Arts (MA). In 1971, he was called to the Bar and became a member of the Inner Temple. This qualified him as a barrister.
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Canford School is a coeducational independent school for day and boarding pupils. Situated in 300 acres of parkland near to the market town of Wimborne Minster in Dorset, south west England, it is one of the largest schools by area.
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Stevenson practised law for a short time following his qualification as a barrister, before beginning a 25-year career in industry.
Between 1993 and 1998, he was Chief Executive of Castrol International and Chief Executive of Burmah Castrol PLC from 1998 to 2000.He has taken on a number of non-executive director positions: between 1997 and 2004, of the Department for Education and Skills; between 2000 and 2004, of Partnerships UK; and of Tribal Group from 2004 to 2008. He became Chairman of Morgan Crucible in December 2006. In March 2011 he joined Johnson Matthey as Chairman Designate. His appointment as Chairman was confirmed in July 2011.
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Stevenson married Marion Johnston in 1973.Johnston is a family mediator and trainer for National Family Mediation and was previously the director of the Oxfordshire Family Mediation Service. Together they have three daughters.
On 1 September 2008, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, thereby becoming Queen Elizabeth II's personal representative in the county.
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Stevenson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2004 Birthday Honours for services to Education,and a Commander of the Order of St John (CStJ) in May 2010.
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