Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants on the Active List:

Valerie AllenValerie Allen MBE JP DL

  • Magistrate
  • Trustee, Compassion in Action
  • Member, NSPCC Business Board for Bolton & Bury
  • Governor, Riverside College, Widnes
  • Vice-Chair, Halton Chamber of Commerce

Norman Banner

Norman Banner MBE DL

  • Chairman, St Rocco’s Hospice, Warrington

Rob BarrowRob Barrow DL

  • Chair of Trustees, East Cheshire Hospice
  • Trustee, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • Founder, Congleton for Congleton Fund
  • Fellow, Royal Horticultural Society

dl-picture-sarah-callander-beckettSarah Callander Beckett

  • Country Landowners Association, Cheshire Committee
  • Board Director, Historic Houses, Chair of NW Committee
  • Trustee, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • High Sheriff of Cheshire 2017-18

Moira Chapman

Moira Chapman MBE JP DL

  • Magistrate
  • Chairman of Russett Learning Trust ( A Multi Academy Trust)

Kathy CowellKathy Cowell OBE DL

  • Chairman, Your Housing Group
  • Non Executive Director, Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Member, Strategic Growth Committee East Cheshire Hospice
  • Vice Chair, Cheshire Young Carers
  • Trustee, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • Ambassador for Diversity, Cabinet Office

Vic CroxsonVic Croxson DL

  • Vice President, Cheshire Agricultural Society
  • Vice President, Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
  • Trustee, The Farmers Club Charitable Trust
  • Liveryman, The Worshipful Company of Educators
  • Fellow, Royal Agricultural Societies
  • Chairman, Congleton Multi-Academy Trust
  • Chairman, Organic Farmers and Growers Certification Committee

Lord Daresbury

Lord Daresbury DL

  • Chairman, Auriant Mining AB
  • Chairman, Nasstar plc
  • Chairman, Haydock Park Racecourse
  • Jockey Club Steward
  • Board Member, Credit Bank of Moscow

dl-picture-meredydd-davidMeredydd David

  • Board Member, Cheshire & Warrington LEP
  • Chair, LEP Rural Strategy Board
  • Chair, Land-based Colleges National Federation
  • Board Member, Association of Colleges
  • Member, Cheshire East Leaders Strategy Board
  • Fellow, Royal Agricultural Society

Anne DaviesAnne Davies MBE DL

  • Vice Chair, Barrowmore Trust
  • Funding Panel Member, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • Director, Ellesmere Port Development Board
  • Vice Chair, Ellesmere Port & Neston Association of Voluntary & Community Organisations

Robert DavisRobert Davis DL

  • President Institute of Asset Management
  • Chairman, North West Enterprise Forum
  • Chairman, Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Commission
  • Member, Liverpool Management School Advisory Board
  • Supporter, Blacon Community Trust

Dennis DunnDennis Dunn MBE JP DL

  • Magistrate
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Chairman, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Member, Cheshire Business Leaders Team
  • Director, Marketing Cheshire
  • Member of Trustee Board, British Red Cross


dl-picture-naser-fouadNaser Fouad

  • Founder/Chairman, St Mark Universal Copts Care
  • Patron, Warrington Disability Partnership
  • Sponsor, Phoenix Project
  • Supporter, Warrington Youth Club

Tony GarnettTony Garnett DL

  • Fellow of The Royal Agricultural Societies of England
  • Member and participant of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth
  • Chairman, Cheshire Agricultural Society, including Chairman of The Royal Cheshire Show
  • President Elect of Cheshire Farms Competitions
  • Past County Chairman, The National Farmers Union
  • Committee member of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
  • On the Select Committee for Finance and Management of the Cheshire Chaplaincy
  • Sidesman at Lower Peover Church for fifty seven years
  • Past President and current Vice President Knutsford Young Farmers

John GartsideJohn Gartside OBE JP DL

  • Freeman of Warrington
  • Trustee, Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation
  • Trustee, Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace
  • Chairman, NHS Warrington
  • Member, Big Lottery Fund Board
  • Magistrate
  • Trustee, Spirit of 2012 Trust

Christine GaskellChristine Gaskell CBE MBE DL

  • Chair, Cheshire and Warrington LEP
  • Chair, NW Apprentice Ambassadors
  • Board Member, National Apprentice Ambassadors Network
  • Board Member, Business in the Community (North West)

Mark GreavesMark Greaves DL

  • Founding Partner, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • President, Congleton Rugby Club
  • President, Foden’s Band, Sandbach
  • Patron, NSPCC
  • Sponsor, Chetham’s School of Music

Geoff HawleyGeoffrey Hawley JP DL

  • Vice Chairman, Cheshire Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace
  • Chairman, Lymm Cancer Research Committee
  • Governor, Lymm High School
  • Governor, Lymm Oughtrington Primary School
  • Magistrate

Clare HaywardClare Hayward DL

  • Chair, Make It Macclesfield
  • Chair, Macclesfield Winterfest
  • Chair, Macclesfield Silk Quarter Group
  • Founding Partner, 505050 Fund-Raising (The Christie)

Eric Hodgson JP DL

Eric Hodgson JP DL

  • Chair, Cheshire Magistrates Bench
  • Past Deputy Chairman – Lord Chancellor’s Cheshire Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace.
  • Former Chief Executive – Warrington Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Former Chief Executive – 5 Boroughs NHS Trust
  • Past Chairman – Arena Options Housing Association
  • Past Chairman – Oakmere Parish Council
  • Former Governor – Warrington Collegiate
  • Former Member – Cheshire Police and Crime panel

Bill HolroydBill Holroyd CBE DL

  • Founder & Chairman, Onside
  • Chairman, Holroyd Foundation
  • Patron, Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

Nick HopkinsonNick Hopkinson

  • Vice President, Bolton Lads & Girls Club
  • Board Member/Past Chairman, Warrington Youth Club
  • Fundraiser for OnSide, past fundraiser for NSPCC, Bloodwise and Alzheimer’s Research
  • Member, Great Budworth Church Restoration Committee

John LeaJohn Lea DL

  • High Sheriff of Cheshire 2011-2012
  • Chairman, All Change for Crewe Partnership Board

Robert MeeRobert Mee DL

  • Chair, Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone
  • Board Member, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Chair, Hospice of the Good Shepherd
  • Trustee, Cheshire Young Carers

Mark MitchellMark Mitchell DL

  • Chair, Zoom Zoom Charitable Trust
  • Vice-Chair, Wirral Youth for Christ
  • Non-Executive Director, Chester Cathedral Enterprises
  • Trussell Trust Food Banks
  • Warrington Street Pastors

Tom O'BrienBrigadier Tom O’Brien CBE TD ADC DL

  • Trustee, Broughton House Home for Ex-Service Personnel
  • Member of Council, Army Benevolent Fund
  • Member, NW Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
  • Director Reserves (Army)

dl-picture-lynn-peglerLynn Pegler

  • Director, Halton Chamber of Commerce
  • Governor, Riverside College Widnes
  • Manager, Weaver Fords, Frodsham Literature Festival
  • Director, actor, former chair, Kingsley Players
  • Former Communications & Marketing Manager, British Waterways
  • Former MoD: Army NW Press Officer (inc. overseas operations)
  • Former Senior Information Officer, NW Central Office of Information

Graham PhillipsGraham Phillips DL

  • County Scout Commissioner for Cheshire
  • District Chairman, Warrington Scouts
  • Member of Various National Scout Boards

dl-picture-howard-plattHoward Platt

  • Chair of Trustees, The Challenge Academy Trust
  • Patron, Lymm Heritage Centre
  • Fundraiser, National Garden Scheme
  • North West “Business Angel”
  • Vice President, Lymm Rugby Union Football Club

David PollockDavid Pollock DL

  • Chair, The Prince’s Trust North West Development Committee
  • Enterprise Fellow, The Prince’s Trust
  • Founder Member, Cheshire Business Leaders 2008
  • Founder Partner, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • Vice President, East Cheshire Hospice
  • Former Trustee, Active Cheshire 2017

Sue ProctorSue Proctor MBE DL

  • Chester Childbirth Appeal
  • Chester University of the Third Age
  • Guilden Sutton Neighbourhood Plan
  • Alzheimers Society Singing for the Brain

Susan SellersSusan Sellers DL

  • High Sheriff of Cheshire 2014-15
  • Vice-President Royal British Legion Cheshire County
  • Trustee Tarporley War Memorial Hospital
  • Trustee Cheshire Crimebeat
  • Police and Crime Commissioner’s Observer
  • Specialist Advisor, Care Quality Commission
  • Trustee, Active Cheshire

Keith SkemptonMajor General Keith Skempton CBE DL

  • Trustee, Cheshire Military Museum
  • President, Cheshire Branch SSAFA Forces Help
  • Honorary Vice President, Cheshire Regiment Association
  • Member, The Mercian Regiment Association
  • Army Benevolent Fund
  • Royal British Legion
  • St Dunstans

Jo SykesJo Sykes BEM DL

  • Chairman, Chester Mystery Plays
  • Vice-Chair, Hammond School of Performing Arts
  • Trustee, Theatre in the Quarter
  • Member, Cheshire West & Chester Cultural Consortium

Dave ThompsonDavid Thompson MBE DL

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Warrington Disability Partnership
  • Founder/Event Co-ordinator, Disability Awareness Day
  • Non-Executive Director, ELLA Together, Performing Arts group
  • Trustee, Tim Parry & Johnathon Ball Foundation for Peace
  • Past Chair, Cheshire Disabilities Federation
  • Patron, No Secrets
  • Honorary President, Warrington Sea Cadets

John ThomsonBrigadier John Thomson OBE QVRM TD DL

  • Patron, The Hospice of the Good Shepherd
  • Hon Colonel Cheshire Army Cadet Force
  • Trustee, The Cheshire Regiment Garden of Remembrance


dl-picture-eleanor-underhillEleanor Underhill

  • Assistant Director of Operations, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire, National Trust
  • Governor, Styal Primary School
  • Director, Marketing Cheshire
  • Member, Manchester Airport Consultative Committee

Joëlle WarrenJoëlle Warren MBE DL

  • Member, CBI Enterprise Forum
  • Member, Cheshire Business Leaders Team 2008
  • Member, North West Business Leadership Team 2017

Peter Waterman

Dr Pete Waterman OBE DL

  • Ambassador, Community Service Volunteers
  • Ambassador, The Prince’s Trust
  • Patron, Macmillan Centre, Halton Hospital
  • President, The Waterman Railway Heritage Trust
  • President, Combustion Engineering Association

Tim WheelerProfessor Tim Wheeler DL

  • Director, Diocesan Board of Education (Cheshire)
  • Trustee, Cheshire Military Museum
  • Member, Cheshire and Warrington LEP
  • Board Member of Warrington 2000+
  • Member, Warrington Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Member, Chester and North Wales Chamber of Commerce

Jo Williams

Dame Jo Williams DBE DL

  • Chair, Prison Reform Trust
  • Trustee, Dartington Hall Trust
  • Trustee, Everychild
  • Patron, Cruse