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Annie Brewster JP, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire

Annie  is the first female Mayor of St Albans and the first female Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council to take on the historic position of High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, that originated under the reign of King Edgar (959-975).


Annie has lived in in Hertfordshire all her life. She is married to Paul and they have two sons, Henry and George.  She has served her community in Wheathampstead and the county for over 17 years, as a Parish, District and County Councillor.  

She was the Chairman of Hertfordshire County Council in 2022-2023 and headed up the Council's Platinum Jubilee, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III events.  She also served as the county’s Deputy Executive Member for Public Health during the Covid Pandemic.


In 2013 Annie was the Mayor of St Albans City & District championing the addiction charity ‘The Living Room’ throughout her tenure.  She then became the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Culture, Sport and Leisure, overseeing the development of the new St Albans Museum + Gallery, three leisure centres and the new and Eric Morecambe Centre in Harpenden.


A former international athlete, Annie has been a long serving Member of the Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) Board and will adopt Sport for Good as the theme for her year in office. 


She is passionate about the power of sport and physical activity as a cost-effective and successful vehicle for social change in areas such as health and mental wellbeing, social inclusion, community cohesion, crime and disorder reduction, educational attainments and the development of skills leading to employment and economic prosperity.  She is very much looking forward to getting those who live and work in the county ‘moving’ in this Olympic year.  


Annie will raise money via her ‘High Sheriff Fund’ run by the independent charitable trust, Hertfordshire Community Foundation, to help break down obstacles to opportunities for people of all ages to engage in physical activity.


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