Lucy Palmer

“I feel very proud and privileged to have been nominated as High Sheriff for Derbyshire until April 2019. I am the ninth Lady high sheriff to have been chosen in the county.

I have chosen, on purpose, no designated charity for my year as I want to start with an open mind, discover for myself what’s good in the county, support and publicise it to the best of my ability.

I am also looking forward to visiting parts of the county that I haven’t been to before, visiting the courts and working with the police and emergency services.”

Lucy Palmer
High Sheriff of Derbyshire


Lucy was born and brought up in Derbyshire.  She has managed the Locko Park Estate since 1993.  She is married to David and they have three sons aged between 22 and 26.  Throughout her adult life, she has worked in education and is a trained Montessori and dyslexia teacher.

Before Lucy married she owned and ran a nursery school and since then she has worked in schools, both in Derbyshire and London.  She was a trustee of Foundation Derbyshire for 14 years until 2015 when her term of office expired.

Lucy has participated in many of the panels within the Foundation and continues as a Trustee of the Locko Fund for Children.

Lucy is a Derby County ticket holder and has links with local churches at Spondon and at Denby.