Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust
Charity registration number 1040579

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Message from the High Sheriff

As the new High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, I am proud to be representing the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust, and am delighted to have been given this opportunity to support the Trust in its charitable activities and initiatives, which are assisting to improve many peoples’ lives across our great city.

Mrs Sharman Birtles JP, DL
High Sheriff of Greater Manchester 2015/16


Meet our Trustees
Sharman Birtles
High Sheriff
High Sheriff Sharman Birtles is the 42nd High Sheriff in the County and the 8th female to hold the position here. She is extremely proud to be the only second High Sheriff who hails from Tameside.
Mr Ian Hopkins
Mr Ian Hopkins is the current Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and the Chairman of the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust.
Len Howarth
Trustee Len Howarth has been a Magistrate for 13 years, and sits within both the Family and Adult Court.
Edith Conn
Trustee Edith Conn was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University where she was awarded a B.A.(Hons) Humanities. In 2000 Edith was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen when she was awarded the OBE for services to The Greater Manchester Red Cross.
Vincent Sweeny
Trustee Vincent Sweeny joined Northumbria Police in 1977, transferring to Greater Manchester Police as Assistant Chief Constable in April 1994.
Shauna Dixon
Trustee Shauna Dixon was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Years Honours List and was awarded an MBE.
Christian Wewer
Trustee Christian Wewer is the co-founder and Managing Director of AEW Architects, a busy practice based in the City Centre of Manchester since 1992. Christian was appointed Deputy Lieutenant in 2004, and served as the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 2009/10.
George Almond
Trustee George Almond was appointed by her Majesty the Queen a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 for his contribution to Fire Engineering, both nationally and internationally.
Paul Griffiths
Trustee Paul Griffiths is an assessor for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a trustee of The Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust and a member of the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund panel in Greater Manchester.
Nicolas Bird
Trustee Nicolas Bird has given a great deal of time to the community over the years, specifically to St John in Greater Manchester. He was also made a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Greater Manchester in 2001.
Christine Lee Jones
Trustee Christine Lee Jones was High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 2011-12 and has been a Deputy Lieutenant for the county since 2007. She has been a JP since 2008.

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