Alan Henry Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, KG
Alan Henry Brooke, 3rd Viscount Brookeborough, KG, KStJ, is the lord lieutenant of Fermanagh and sits in the UK House of Lords as a crossbench excepted hereditary peer. Lord Brookeborough was educated at the Royal Agricultural College and joined the British Army in 1971. He served first as a commissioned officer in the 17th/21st Lancers, then the Ulster Defence Regiment (now the Royal Irish Regiment). In 1993, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and in 1997, named honorary colonel of the Royal Irish Rangers. That same year, he was also appointed the queen’s lord-in-waiting. As such, he has represented Her Majesty on numerous occasions, including the official visits of US, Japanese and Russian heads of state. In addition to all this, for more than four decades, Lord Brookeborough and his wife, Janet Elizabeth Cooke, Viscountess Brookeborough, have overseen the Brooke family’s ancestral seat: the historic 1,000-acre Colebrooke estate.