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as at September 2011

John Glester

John Glester, Chairman

John Glester BA(Hons), Dip OU (Chairman) is a consultant in tourism, sport, the arts and regeneration. He holds a number of other Chairmanships including Newheartlands the Merseyside Housing Market Renewal Initiative and the NHS Local Investment Trust for Bolton, Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton. He has also chaired a concert hall, museum, public arts body and has been a director of a plc.

David Lowther Bsc (Hons), ACA, CTA, FRSA (Vice Chairman) is a Chartered Accountant with many years' experience in senior finance roles that have combined analysis, strategy, creativity, communication and hands-on implementation within a variety of companies. Having worked in retail-related industries, David was Group Finance Director of Dawson Holdings PLC for 10 years before joining the Trust in 2009.

Richard Cass

Christine Chadwick,
Company Secretary

Christine Chadwick BEd (Hons) (Company Secretary) is director of Chris Chadwick Consultancy, which works strategically with the cultural and heritage sector to develop and improve life-long learning and community engagement programmes. Chris is a mentor for the Heritage Lottery Fund and on the judging panel for the Heritage Education Trust's Sandford Award for excellence in heritage education. She previously managed museum education services at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and Quarry Bank Mill, and was Head of Development at the Museums Libraries and Archives Council, North West.

Richard Harvey (Honorary Treasurer) is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and management consultant with 15 years' expertise in IT in health, local government and central government, specialising in evaluating financial systems and in working with staff at all levels to select and implement financial systems. He is also a director of two electronics companies specialising in the design and development of printed circuit boards.

Paul Butler MA MPhil MRTPI IHBC FRSA was one of the founding Trustees of Ancoats BPT. He is a director of Paul Butler Associates, a town planning, development and heritage consultancy which provides specialist advice for the public and private sectors. Recent projects have included successful bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund for Townscape Heritage Initiative projects; major city centre mixed use schemes in Manchester and Salford; and a range of conservation area appraisals, management plans and characterisation studies for towns in the north west and elsewhere.

Richard Cass

Richard Cass,

Richard Cass BArch, MA, RIBA, CMLI is an architect and landscape architect and the founding partner of Cass Associates, a multi-disciplinary consultancy with specialist expertise in urban regeneration and environmental sustainability based in Liverpool. He has extensive experience of working in historic environments including urban quarters, landscapes and individual buildings and monuments. He is a CABE Commissioner and a member of both the 2012 Olympic Design Review Panel and the Legacy Masterplan Framework Design Review Panel.

Derek Cochrane: An environmental consultant, recently retired Executive Director of British Waterways (former Head of Regeneration).

Kate Fellows MA, PGCE, AMA, currently works as the Learning & Access Manager for Leeds Museums & Galleries, with previous experience at Imperial War Museum North and Harewood House.

Tom Finch: Property Developer and Project Manager, based in Leeds. Former Heritage Lottery Fund monitor for major regeneration and Townscape Heritage Initiative projects.

Russell Hatt CEng, MICE, AMIStructE, MBEng is Director of C Russell Hatt Associates, consulting engineers, established 11 years ago. Russell is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in the inspection and assessment of buildings and other structures, ranging from historic medieval timber frames to modern glass and concrete. He has a wide interest in and knowledge of industrial history and that of buildings and the context in which they were placed.

Geoff Maybank Dip VEM, Dip Build Con, FRICS, IHBC is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in building surveying and the repair of historic buildings throughout the UK. He is a Director of Ryder and Dutton Ltd with offices in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire and has worked in the North West for over 30 years. He set up Cygnet HBPT and has a lifelong interest in archaeology and the history of buildings. He has a post-graduate Diploma from Reading University in Building Conservation and is a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. Over the last ten years he has looked at many important buildings including Baguley, Astley and Foxdenton Halls, Lower Station Wolverhampton,Victoria Baths and Ashton Baths to name but a few.

Bernard Scappaticci's family has lived and worked in the Ancoats area since emigrating from Italy in the late 1800s. A resident of the area in his youth, Bernard continues to run the family ice cream business from premises in Blossom Street.

Jane Trevithick is a partner and Head of Property at Anthony Collins solicitors in Birmingham. Jane has been a Trustee for over 10 years and is a commercial property lawyer, specialising in public sector projects and regeneration.


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