Russell Race appointed High Sheriff of Kent

The Rochester Bridge Trust congratulates Russell Race on his appointment as the High Sheriff of Kent.

Russell has been a member of the Court of Wardens and Assistants of the Rochester Bridge Trust since 2004, serving two terms as Senior Warden.

The office is an historic royal appointment, with origins in Saxon times, and traditionally bestowed the holder with the responsibility to maintain law and order in the county. Today, the role involves supporting the Crown, as well as elements of the judiciary, with further activities relating to crime prevention agencies, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. The role is an independent non-political royal appointment that is entirely voluntary.

Phil Filmer, Senior Warden of the Rochester Bridge Trust, said: “On behalf of all at the Trust, I congratulate Russell on his appointment as High Sheriff of Kent. He is a committed member of the Court of Wardens and Assistants and is sure to put his extensive experience to good use during his year in office.”

Russell is also Chairman of the trustees of Sir Joseph Williamson’s Charitable Trust and holds a number of other trustee appointments.

Russell was sworn into office on 2nd April 2022, taking on the role previously held by John Weir.

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