An Aylesbury College governor is one of six new deputy lieutenants in Buckinghamshire.
Allan Westray, who lives in Butlers Cross, is among those chosen by the Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher to join the team of 34 deputy lieutenants who undertake community duties throughout the county.
Mr Westray spent his career in the wine trade setting up his own company, International Wine Services Ltd in 1990, which he sold successfully to Scottish & Newcastle plc in 1999.
He said: “I am looking forward enormously to my new role working in the community.
“It is a great honour and privilege and I was delighted when Sir Henry asked me if I would like to be involved.”
The former high sheriff of the county, who held the role in 2009/10 is also involved with a number of charities in the county including the PACE Centre, Bletchley Park, School Aid, Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Epilepsy Society.
He added: “A lot of people do work in Bucks for good causes and I look forward to meeting many of these people.”
The other new deputy lieutenants announced are Deborah Brock, Professor Ruth Farwell CBE, Sir Stuart Hampson, Marion Hill and Fola Komolafe.
The aims of the lieutenancy are to provide a focus for county identity, unity and pride, give a sense of stability, recognise achievements, success and excellence, and promote service to others.
One of the other new lieutenants Sir Stuart Hampson, who lives near Princes Risborough, is the current chairman of The Crown Estate and was formerly chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.
He was the High Sheriff of Bucks in 2013/14 and is the patron of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the Kop Hill Climb and of HFT, a national charity providing long term support for people with learning disabilities and their families.
He lives with his wife Angela, and they have one son and one daughter.
Three of the other new deputy lieutenants Mrs Brock, Mrs Hill and Mrs Komolafe live and work in Milton Keynes.
The other new deputy lieutenant Professor Farwell lives in High Wycombe and recently retired as vice-chancellor and chief executive of Bucks New University.