CVS Cheshire East's Board has 6 members

Alan Pickup 

A mathematician by background, Alan has retired after many years as an IT professional in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Born and brought up in Cheshire, he has lived in Knutsford since 1995.

Alan has previous volunteering experience as a Trustee of Macclesfield District CVS, and in the 1990s as a Primary School Governor. His hobbies include fell-walking, genealogy and amateur radio.

Outside of Cheshire, his genealogy interest has led to him into voluntary work in East Lancashire. He is a Trustee of Accrington Heritage Trust, promoting the historic significance and heritage of the town. He is also a former Director of Accrington Stanley Football Club .


Bob Owen  

A Charted Engineer and until retiring in December 2008, was a General Manager with Siemens in Manchester. Born and brought up in Mid Wales, Bob attended University in Coventry and Birmingham and has lived in Congleton since 1977. Passionate about Education and Engineering,

Bob was Deputy Chair of the Governing Council of UMIST and until recently was a member of the Governing Board of The University of Manchester. Whilst, with Siemens Bob was actively engaged in a number of Community activities both in Congleton and Manchester and is currently a Community Governor of one of the local primary schools. Spare time is taken up with gardening, woodwork, classic car restoration and visiting young grandchildren who live in York.


Moira Beswick 

Moira has lived in Macclesfield for over 40 years and spent 35 Years with ICI/AstraZeneca - most of that time was as Facilities Manager at Alderley Park. She has been involved as a Trustee and Head of PR/FR (volunteers) for 18 years with The Rossendale Trust, which is a charity in Sutton, for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. She was introduced to this by a close friend who has son living with the Trust. This involves meetings, giving talks, supporting charity events such as Christmas stalls, Fetes etc.

Moira is currently the President of the Inner Wheel Club of Macclesfield which she has been part of for 9 years having held the Treasurer position for the previous 4 years. Her Presidential year finishes at the end of June (which she has enjoyed) and her appointment with CVS was part of her plan to stay forever busy! Her partner Brian is a member of the Rotary Club of Macclesfield and she also fully supports their meetings and events. Her main interests are travel, keeping fit, gardening and social activities.


Martyn Hulme - Chair of Board  

Martyn joined the Board in 2016.  He is a qualified accountant and retired from full time employment in 2015 after a varied career with the Co-op. 

During his time with the group he successfully led and delivered a number of strategic change programmes, in recent years he was a member of the Co-op's Executive Board with responsibility for the property division.

Martyn lives in Macclesfield where he also helps as a volunteer in a Cancer Research UK charity shop.  He is married with two grown up sons.   


Geoff Etherton 

Geoff is passionate about the voluntary sector and has spent most of his 20 years working life in the sector.  He is currently the Manager of What's Happening on North Street.  He has held a variety of mostly managerial positions in the sector and has worked closely with different trustee boards over the years.  He is known for being creative and bringing a fresh pair of eyes and innovative solutions to organisations. 


Ron Renshaw

Ron joined the board during 2017 and represents Congleton Museum, he is also on the management committee for the local history society.  Ron has 40+ years of business knowledge which represents finance, operations and procurement. Within his career he has managed 200+ staff and has been responsible for leading and representing staff needs.  Rons objective by joining our board is to bring his business knowledge to help all charities realise thier goals and objectives which will ultimately have a postive impact on the communities in Cheshire East. 


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