Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod

25 February 2011 | 10:22am | Fri

Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod

Lieutenant General Sir David Leakey, CMG CBE, (Law 1971) took up his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain and Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords in February 2011.

Sir David served as an army officer from 1971-2010 and has commanded forces and operations in a number of areas, including the Balkans. He has also held senior defence, security and international appointments, most recently as the Director General of the EU Military Staff from 2007-2010.

He was also a member of the Fitzwilliam 1972 Cricket Cuppers team, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year!