Alan William Waterworth
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Alan William Waterworth

Sir Alan William Waterworth, KCVO (1931-2016) was a British businessman and public administrator.

Born on 22 September 1931, Waterworth attended Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] and graduated in 1954.[2] the same year he became a director of Waterworth Bros. Ltd; he subsequently served as managing director and chairman, before leaving the company in 1969.[1]

Waterworth held a range of public offices. Among other appointments, he was a Commissioner for Inland Revenue from 1965 to 1972, sat on Skelmersdale Development Corporation in the 1970s and early 1980s, and spent eight years on the Merseyside Police Authority (1984-92).[1] He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Merseyside in 1986;[3] he was made Vice Lord Lieutenant three years later,[4] and then served as Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside from 1993 to 2006.[1] He was also High Sheriff for the 1992-93 year.[5]

Waterworth received an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool in 2001 and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order six years later, after retiring as Lord Lieutenant. He died on 18 February 2016.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Waterworth, Sir Alan (William)", Who Was Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2016). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ The Cambridge University List of Members Up to 31 December 1988 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), p. 1324.
  3. ^ The London Gazette, 5 September 1986 (issue 50647), p. 11578.
  4. ^ The London Gazette, 30 June 1989 (issue 51797), p. 7680.
  5. ^ The London Gazette, 20 March 1992 (issue 52868), p. 5027.

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