Craig Mitchell

High Sheriff of Rutland 2017 -2018

Craig was born and subsequently educated in Edinburgh at Fettes College before qualifying as a solicitor in Leicester in 1973. He was in partnership with Ian McKinnell and John Ervin, of McKinnell Ervin & Mitchell and eventually that firm merged with Gateley Wareing in 1997. Craig became a partner in Gateley Wareing and finally retired from Gateley in May 2015. He then joined Spearing Waite in Leicester as a Consultant and retired from the Law at the end of 2016.

Craig and his wife Liz lived in the Leicestershire village of Hungarton for 28 years from 1981 and then moved to Barrowden in Rutland in 2009 after building a new home there. They are very much involved in village life in Barrowden and have hugely enjoyed their move to Rutland. Barrowden has the advantage of having a Community Shop of which Craig is a director and he is also a trustee of Barrowden United Charities.

From the 1980’s Craig had been a trustee of LOROS, the Leicestershire Hospice, for a period of 14 years and after that a trustee of Uppingham School. He is very interested in a number of different sports and still plays golf, squash and occasional tennis but also swims and cycles as well. When snow and finances permit he is a passionate skier. Craig and Liz have two daughters, both married, and four grandchildren with whom they spend as much time as possible. They have a love of travel and spend much time in Portugal.

The challenge of being High Sheriff is both exciting and daunting and both Craig and Liz intend to throw themselves into it with enthusiasm.