Peter Vaughan QPM CStJ was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan in May 2019. Previously he was a Deputy Lieutenant.


Peter retired from South Wales Police at the end of 2017 after more than 33 years in the police service. From Aberfan, he started his career with South Wales Police in 1984 and has served in each area of the force.  


He became a Superintendent in 1997 and was the Divisional Commander for his home town of Merthyr Tydfil, later becoming head of the Community Safety Department and the Crime Operations Policy Unit. In July 2001, he became Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander for Rhondda Cynon Taf.


In December 2003, he was appointed to the post of Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) for Wiltshire Police, with responsibility for all operational matters, in particular policing Divisions, Serious & Major Crime and the Operations Department. On returning to South Wales Police as an ACC in January 2007, he led the Criminal Justice and Community Safety Department as well as taking operational command for critical incidents and major events.


In 2013, Peter was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Years’ Honours. He chaired the Cwm Taf Regional Collaboration Board and the Welsh Joint Emergency Service Group (JESG). This group is a collective of senior military and emergency service leaders in Wales that meet further to enhance joint civil protection.


He was also a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Mid Glamorgan and is a previous Vice-Chancellor of the Order of St John, Priory for Wales.