Our Trustees

CVS Cheshire East's Board has 7 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.

Carissa Tossell

Carissa has considerable experience in the third sector, working within this area in different roles for 20 years. She is a Trustee of both CVS and Survive, Crewe and currently works in the Third Sector as a Manager. She has also been a carer for a family member since the age of 12 and has a real passion for CVS' mission and supporting the Third Sector as a whole.

Claire Moss

Claire is Director of Faculty Planning and Operations in the Faculty of Health and Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. Claire has worked for Manchester Met in a variety of roles for 11 years starting at the Crewe campus. Prior to that, Claire worked for CVS Cheshire East as Funding Officer supporting community groups across the local area. Claire also worked for Arts Council England for 9 years in grant assessment and supported organisations and individuals to get funding. Claire has a first class degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Higher Education, both were completed part-time around full-time employment. 

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