Project Description

Elizabeth, Countess Howe of Amersham

In position 2010 – 2011

Elizabeth was brought up in Buckinghamshire enjoying a childhood filled with many delights including ponies and hockey. Educated at Headington School Oxford, she moved away to complete a BEd Hons degree at Cambridge, and her early teaching career took her to Newmarket and London.
Marriage to Frederick Curzon in 1983 was quickly followed by his inheritance of the title Earl Howe, which led to a move back into Buckinghamshire to run the family estate in Penn and bring up a family of four children.
Involving herself in local schools as a Governor, and a volunteer music teacher, Elizabeth also immersed herself in the work of a range of local charities which gave her a deeper insight into the challenges facing the county and the joys of living in such a beautiful area.

She was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in 1995, had the honour of serving as High Sheriff for the year 2010-11, and in 2020 she was delighted to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.