High sheriff of Gwent
Andrew Tuggey, High Sheriff of Gwent to speak at the City of Newport Business Club
The High Sheriff of Gwent, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Tuggey.
Whilst undertaking his military service Andrew Tuggey had the privilege to serve with the Gurkha soldiers. He also had the honour of commanding Gwent’s own Regiment, the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). His last defence appointment was working for the Foreign Office and MOD in the Baltic States as those countries joined NATO and the EU.
During 2015-2016 the High Sheriff’s work will focus on young people, supporting the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund, a focus which resonates with the Commonwealth theme, ‘A Young Commonwealth’. He plans to take a keen interest in the challenges that face communities in Gwent, including challenges around the empowerment of women and girls; to support and encourage Gwent’s vibrant voluntary sector, and play his part in the important work of Gwent’s ‘Young Dragons’, www.youngdragons.org.uk.
Also during his 2015-16 year of office, he wishes to explore what more might be done to involve businesses in Gwent to develop deliverable opportunities for young people as part of the companies’ corporate social responsibilities.