High Sheriff of Surrey 2018-19

Jim Glover OBE

Jim Glover has been a Surrey resident for the past 20 years and lives in Westcott with his wife
Cath in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills. Originally from Newcastle-on-Tyne Jim has a substantial background of executive and non-executive director roles in large leisure, retail and service organisations both in the UK and overseas. He also served as a member of Council at the University of Birmingham for 10 years during which time he held the positions of Treasurer and then Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor. He is currently Chair of Council at the University of Surrey. He has been closely involved with several charities in the past, including MENCAP, Grafham Grange SET and RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises. Jim is currently a Trustee of the High Sheriff Youth Awards'


As High Sheriff, Jim will continue to focus on the issue of the permanent exclusions of pupils from schools, and build upon the momentum already created by Robert Napier. In addition, Jim will work closely with Further and Higher Education Institutions across Surrey to encourage and enhance the impact of student volunteering activities in the county.


His year of office will include visits to Surrey Charities and Community groups and will undertake the traditional role of High Sheriff by supporting those working on our behalf in upholding Law and Order in Surrey, including the Judges, Magistrates, police, prisons, probation and emergency services.

High Sheriff's Cadet - 2018-19

Naeel Radha

A newly created role - the High Sheriff’s Cadet was introduced to provide assured and professional support for the High Sheriff and is a great opportunity for a Surrey Cadet to become part of the Shrieval team. Naeel, who is a Cadet from the Epsom and Ewell Unit, will attend some of the county visits and events . He has the honour of being the first Cadet in Surrey to undertake this unique role.

Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Surrey 

Rev’d Alan Jonas

Alan Jonas has been the Vicar of Westcott for 20 years, serving a lovely community in the beautiful Surrey Hills. He is also Area Dean of Dorking, supporting his colleagues and the churches across the Deanery. Prior to ordination, he was a senior teacher, working most recently in an education project on the St Helier Estate in the Borough of Merton. Alan has been married to Jenny for 38 years who is a musician, teaching piano and singing at Reigate Grammar School.