Deputy Lieutenants

The Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties. They undertake various tasks such as attending all Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the county, making cheque presentations, giving talks and a plethora of other duties as determined by the Lord-Lieutenant. Find out more about the Deputy Lieutenants by accessing their individual pages through the links provided here.

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Syed Abidi MD, MBE, DL, FRSPH
Syed is a British Pakistani Doctor & a Public Health Specialist, based in Manchester with a particular interest in health improvement and health awareness of the general public. He is the founder director of Al-Hayat (The Life) Foundation Healthcare Trust in Pakistan. During 1998-2000, he worked in the Radiology Department of North Manchester General Hospital… Continue reading
Mark Adlestone OBE DL
Mark Adlestone is Chairman of Beaverbrooks the Jewellers.  Mark joined the Company in 1979, became Joint Managing Director in 1990, sole Managing Director in 2000 and Chairman in 2012.  Beaverbrooks currently have 70 stores nationwide, trading in the middle to upper market, stocking watch brands such as Omega, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Bremont and Tudor.    Beaverbrooks… Continue reading
Martin Ainscough CBE DL
Martin grew Ainscough Crane Hire into the UK’s largest and most successful crane business, prior to its sale in 2007. He is chairman of the Ainscough Group of Companies which invests in and owns a wide range of business interests including property investment, finance and private equity companies. He has set up a Charitable Trust… Continue reading
Susan Allison JP DL MSc BA
Sue has worked in the NHS throughout her working life, most of this being in Manchester, in a variety of positions. Initially qualifying as a physiotherapist and working clinically for a number of years, Sue then qualified as a lecturer in physiotherapy and from 1993 to 2000 was principal of the Manchester School of Physiotherapy. She lead the… Continue reading
Saeed Atcha MBE DL
Saeed Atcha is the Founding CEO of local youth charity, Xplode, where he has supported more than 3,000 disadvantaged young Greater Mancunian’s access volunteering opportunities and skills development programmes. Saeed led his organisation to receive Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016, and was made a recipient of the Prime Minister's Points… Continue reading
Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL
After joining the RAF at 19 Carl Austin-Behan was sadly forced out due to his homosexuality, but not before he found his name on the 1996 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his exceptional service, which included saving a pilot from a burning aircraft as well as other remarkable endeavours.  Carl served with Greater Manchester Fire… Continue reading
Sharman Birtles MBE JP DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant
Sharman was born in Droylsden and was educated at Fairfield High School for Girls. After leaving school she joined The Royal Bank of Scotland (formerly Williams Deacons and Williams & Glyn’s) where she worked until she took early retirement in 1997. Sharman was appointed as a Magistrate on the Manchester City Bench in 1981 where… Continue reading
Erimna Bell MBE DL BA
In 2003 Erinma became a co-founder and chair of CARISMA - Community Alliance for Renewal Inner South Manchester Area. CARISMA has become a front-line community based group, originally set up by the community for the community to offer life-chances for young people in the community by giving them positive alternatives other than street crimes, and… Continue reading
Sir Howard Bernstein
Sir Howard was Chief Executive of Manchester City Council for 20 years and retired in March 2017. He was also Head of the Paid Service for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority which was the first such institution created in the country. Throughout his career he has led a range of regeneration based activities- including the reconstruction… Continue reading
Nicholas Bird Esq. KStJ DL FCA
Nicolas was born in 1952 and was educated at Tre-Arddur House School, Anglesey and Malvern College, Worcester. He was an Articled Clerk at Grierson, Thompson, Carter & Co, Chartered Accountants, Manchester; he was admitted as an Associate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and became a Fellow of the Institute of… Continue reading
Lady Rhona Bradley DL
Rhona has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Administration and an MA in Social Work from Nottingham Universities. She has 25 years experience in the Criminal Justice System with the National Probation Service in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and led the establishment of multi-agency youth offending services in Halton and Warrington Borough Councils. Before joining ADS in July… Continue reading
Paul Brearley JP DL
Paul was born in the City of Salford in 1962, the youngest of two children. Paul has a private sector work background in middle and senior administrative management roles. He has extensive experience in public service, having been a member of Salford Community Health Council from 1985 – 1995, serving 5 years as Chairman. In… Continue reading
Mrs Judith Bromley DL BA(Hons)
Judith was born and educated in Bolton and after studying for her Law Degree and Solicitor final examinations in Leeds she returned back home to Bolton to work as a solicitor, qualifying in 1988. She practises law at Russell and Russell solicitors and heads the Elderly client team and is the current managing partner, becoming… Continue reading
Dr Faye Bruce DL RN BSc PGCE MSc PhD
Faye has a particular expertise in and is passionate about addressing health inequalities in the Black Caribbean and African community. She advocates to ensure that there is fairness and equity across health and social care for the Black community. Prior to joining academia, Faye had several years' experience in frontline practitioner roles within acute and community… Continue reading
Melanie Bryan OBE DL
Honoured with an OBE (New Year 2012) for her services to Social Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise in the North West, Melanie supports social enterprises, charities, businesses, infra-structure organisations and individuals to make a grow sustainably and make a bigger positive difference. Wherever possible she offers her services through funded schemes or sponsored events to ensure… Continue reading
Mrs Khumi T. Burton JP DL
Khumi was born in Manipur, India, near the Burmese Frontier in 1948. After graduation, to avoid following her father's footstep and join the Indian Civil Service, she joined instead Air India and had postings in Beirut, Hong Kong, Perth and London during her 5 year stint. In 1976 she married Sidney Burton a retired Major… Continue reading
Wing Commander Roy Catterall DL RAFVR(T)
Roy was born in 1948 in Droylsden, Tameside and was educated at Moorside Primary School and Littlemoss Secondary School before following his father into the Engineering Industry where he became an apprentice with Mather & Platt Ltd. Following his apprenticeship he was appointed to a variety of positions in the Company culminating in his appointment… Continue reading
David Catterall DL
Initially starting a career in 1994 in Hospitality and Catering, which included working internationally and nationally, David moved into local government, working for Bury Council in 2009. Starting at Bury Council as a civic venue manager, David has built a successful career and is now Head of Commercial Services. Whilst working for Bury Council, David’s… Continue reading
Atiha Chaudry DL
Atiha Chaudry has over 25 years of experience within the public, voluntary and community sectors and has worked for a range of organisations including the National Association of Local Government Women’s’ Committees, Newcastle City Council, the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), and since setting up her consultancy company, Equal Access Consultancy she has worked… Continue reading
Elinor Chohan MBE DL
Elinor is committed in creating an equitable and cohesive society.  Recognised with an MBE in the 2018 Queens New Year’s Honours list for services to community cohesion and interfaith dialogue; also, winner of the Muslim Power100 Public Service Excellence Award.  Founding director of Miri Roshni, an international family charity to benefit society by addressing basic… Continue reading