Current High Sheriff – Amelia Riviere

Amelia Riviere was appointed as the new High Sheriff of Hampshire on the 28th March and sworn in in the presence of Mr Justice Wall at Winchester Crown Court with outgoing High Sheriff Lady Edwina Grosvenor.

Amelia Riviere has spent her working life in the City of London, working as both a fund manager and an equity salesperson in the UK and European stock markets, latterly specialising in the Media Sector.

Appointed in January 2010, Amelia is a magistrate on the North Hampshire Bench, sitting in both the Adult and Youth jurisdictions. She has a particular interest in substance addiction and its broader effects, especially among the young, having been a member of the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Panel. She is also a member of the Crown Court Appeal Panel, sitting on appeals against decisions made in the lower courts.

Amelia was a member of the Wiltshire Hampshire and Isle of Wight Recruitment Advisory Committee responsible for the recruitment and interviewing of new magistrates on behalf of the Lord Chancellor. She was also a committee member of Magistrates Association Wessex Branch.

Additionally, Amelia was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant on 2020. Amongst various activities, she is a Trustee of Allegra’s Ambition, a small family run grant giving trust supporting young disadvantaged people through sport and nature. She is also a Trustee of Trinity Winchester, a homeless charity supporting people who are vulnerable to the effects of homelessness, addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse.