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 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


Moira Chapman

Moira Chapman MBE JP DL

  • Magistrate
  • Member, Cheshire Police Authority
  • Member, West Cheshire Together
  • Member, CWaC Safer Stronger Communities Partnership
  • Member, CWaC Children’s Trust
  • Trustee, Cheshire and Merseyside Relate
  • Chairman, EQ Harmony

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, Council for Awards of the Royal Agricultural Societies
  • Member, Nantwich Rotary Club
  • Member, Nantwich Agricultural Society
  • Chairman, Organic Farmers and Growers Certification Committee

Lord Daresbury

Lord Daresbury DL

  • Chairman, Aintree Racecourse Company Ltd
  • Chairman, North West Business Finance Ltd

Anne DaviesAnne Davies MBE DL

  • Vice Chair, Barrowmore Trust
  • Trustee, Cheshire Young Carers
  • Funding Panel Member, Cheshire Community Foundation
  • Director, Ellesmere Port Development Board
  • Vice Chair, Ellesmere Port & Neston Association of Voluntary & Community Organisations
  • Member, CWAC Events and Festivals Commission
  • Trustee, Wirral Community Meals
  • Director, Young Enterprise

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
  • President, British Red Cross Cheshire



Tony GarnettTony Garnett DL

  • County Chairman, National Farmers Union
  • Associate, Royal Agricultural Societies
  • Chairman, Cheshire Agricultural Society, including the Cheshire ShowPast President, Knutsford Young Farmers
  • Committee Member of RABI

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 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

  • Deputy Chairman, Cheshire Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace
  • Chairman, Supported Housing Governance Group, Your Housing Association
  • Member, Operations Board, Your Housing Association
  • Chair Designate, Cheshire Magistrates
  • Member, Cheshire Police and Crime Panel

Bill HolroydBill Holroyd CBE DL

  • Past Chairman, Bolton Lads & Girls Club
  • Founder & Chairman, Onside
  • Past Patron, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Past Patron, Outward Bound
  • Patron, Animal Health Trust

John LeaJohn Lea DL

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

Diana McConnellDiana McConnell CBE DL

  • President, West Cheshire NSPCC
  • Trustee, Cheshire Rural Trust
  • Founder, Debtcred Cheshire
  • Member, CLA Cheshire Committee

Robert MeeRobert Mee DL

  • Chair, Ellesmere Port Development Board
  • Trustee, Ellesmere Port Fab Lab
  • Trustee, North of England Zoological Society
  • Chair, Chester Zoo Business Operations

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)

Pauline Ong

Professor Pauline Ong OBE DL

  • Chair of Brightlife West Cheshire
  • Chair, of the End of Life Partnership
  • Trustee, AgeUK Cheshire

Graham PhillipsGraham Phillips DL

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

David PollockDavid Pollock DL

  • Chair, Prince’s Trust, North West Development Committee
  • Founder Member, Cheshire Business Leaders
  • Founder Partner, Cheshire Community Foundation

Sue ProctorSue Proctor MBE DL

  • Member, Great Boughton Parish Council
  • Chair, Josh’s Project
  • Trustee, Garden Lane Chester Medical Centre Patients Fund
  • Member, Chester Business Club
  • Patron, Chester Childbirth Appeal
  • Magistrate

John RichardsJohn Richards OBE DL

  • Chairman, Carriage Foundation
  • Deputy President, Cheshire Agricultural Society

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

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

john-sumnerJohn Sumner DL

  • Formerly Director of the Disability & Carer Service, DWP
  • Vice-Chairman, Cheshire Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace

Jo Sykes DL

Jo 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

  • Member, Regimental Council The Mercian Regiment
  • Honorary Colonel The 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment
  •  Governor, The Kings Leadership Academy, Warrington

Michael Trevor-BarnstonMichael Trevor-Barnston MBE JP DL

  • Trustee and Chairman, Cheshire Crimebeat
  • Deputy President, Cheshire Agricultural Society
  • Deputy President, Farndon Brass Band
  • President, Cheshire Community Action
  • President, Cheshire Country Landowners Association
  • Patron Cheshire Constitutional Monarchy Association
  • Chairman and Trustee, Drugwatch Trust


Joëlle WarrenJoëlle Warren MBE DL

  • Vice Chair, Two Percent Club North West
  • Member, CBI Enterprise Forum
  • Bishop’s Selection Adviser, Church of England
  • Member, Cheshire Business Leaders Team 2008

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