Sir Stephen Lamport GCVO DL
Sir Stephen has been a Trustee of Painshill Park since 2019. He has had a home near Cobham for nearly four decades. He was previously a member of HM Diplomatic Service, serving in New York, Tehran and Rome. He then moved to the Royal Household for ten years, where he became Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales. He was subsequently a Director of The Royal Bank of Scotland for five years, and latterly spent ten years as the Receiver General of Westminster Abbey, from where he retired in 2018.
Sir Stephen sits on a number of charitable and commercial boards. He is Chairman of the British Red Cross Solidarity Fund and a Senior Adviser to Sanctuary Counsel. He was appointed GCVO in 2018. He became the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey in 2020 and in 2023 he was made an Extra Equerry to The King.
Things to see & Do
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden where you are invited to walk around a work of art. Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living canvas with beautiful vistas and dramatically placed garden buildings. Stroll around the Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade past follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent.