Adeeba Malik was awarded an MBE for her work with ethnic minorities and businesses and the CBE for services to community cohesion.
Ms Malik is governor of Sheffield Hallam University and director of Northern Ballet.
Her current roles include; board member of The Race Advisory Group at the Home Office, board member of the Bradford 2025 City of Culture, trustee of the York Museums Trust and member of an Honours Committee at the Cabinet Office.
Ms Malik said: “I am honoured to be appointed as DL for West Yorkshire, a place I have worked in for over 30 years.
“I look forward to supporting the Lord-Lieutenant and working with other colleagues, many of whom I know, and have the opportunity to see the wonderful work taking place in our communities.”