Our Trustees

CVS Cheshire East's Board has 6 members

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.   

Mark Hills

Mark has over 23 years’ experience working for YMCAs and the third sector across the country. His passion is seeing people’s lives transformed. Mark has been a trustee for several third sector organisations during his career. Mark is currently Chief Executive Officer for YMCA Crewe. Mark wishes to support the great work of CVS by being a trustee.

Roberta Pomponio 

Roberta is originally from Italy but has worked and lived in Cheshire since 2000.

With 15 years experience in further education, a short stint in the NHS and currently a health strategic manager at Active Cheshire, working across Cheshire & Warrington to connect communities to improve mental health and quality of life through physical activity.

Roberta joined CVS East Cheshire as a new trustee with little experience but with the desire for working hard to support the organisation and the community and voluntary sector to thrive.

Roberta’s family is still in Italy but she has a grown-up son who lives and works in London, she is a huge dog lover and a specialist in making good meals out of leftovers.

Peter Buckingham

I am currently the chair of Survive a micro charity based on Nantwich Road Crewe. My hobbies are Running, Swimming Dancing and Gardening. I have been married for 43 years this November and we have two children and five grandchildren.

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.

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