Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust
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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.
Edith Conn
Trustee Edith Conn was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester; her interest in the Red Cross continues and grows, as she was appointed President of the North West Area of the British Red Cross in 2005 and received the Badge of Honour for Outstanding Service to the British Red Cross.
Vincent Sweeney
Trustee Vincent Sweeney joined Northumbria Police in 1977, transferring to GMP as Assistant Chief Constable in April 1994. He held most chief officer portfolios and membership of national ACPO Committees dealing with IT, Crime, Terrorism and HR.
Shauna Dixon
Trustee Shauna Dixon was appointed a Governor to the Corporation of The Oldham College in 2007 and is currently Director of Clinical Leadership ,Deputy Chief Executive of Oldham Primary Care trust. Shauna was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Years Honours List and was awarded an MBE.
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.
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.
Michael Greenwood
Trustee Michael Greenwood was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2007 and is currently serving as a Trustee for the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust.
Paul Lee
Trustee Paul Lee is the Chairman of the Feoffees of Chetham’s School of Music and was for many years Chairman of the School Committee of Chetham’s. He is a Board member of the CBI and of Barlows plc, a Chester based property company.

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