Deputy Lieutenants

The Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester assist the Lord-Lieutenant in her 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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Stephen Lowe DL FCIB
Stephen Lowe was born in 1949; retiring from Banking with the RBS Group in 2013 after 46 years service working throughout the World with the Bank.  His community involvement includes the setting up of Oldham Business Awards, Rochdale Business Awards, and Oldham Sports Awards. He is currently a Governor at St Herbert’s Primary School Chadderton.… Continue reading
Nick Massey
Nick Massey joined the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester in 1998 – since then the organisation has grown from a small grant making trust with two employees, making under £40,000 awards each year into the largest independent grant-maker in Greater Manchester. The Foundation now employs 20 people, has a volunteer workforce of more than 300 and… Continue reading
David McGovern DL
David has worked and been a volunteer in his local community for most of his adult life and has volunteered for a number of Charities in that time. He has been a volunteer for Manchester’s LGBT Foundation for twelve years, starting work on the helpline in 2003. In the time since he has become a… Continue reading
Steve McGuirk CBE, QFSM,DL, MA, BA(Hons), BSc, FIFireE
Steve was educated at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton and joined the Fire and Rescue Service in 1976. He has held a series of posts in the Fire Service – he joined Royal Berkshire in 1986, West Midlands in 1989 and was appointed Deputy Chief Fire officer of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in 1998, before… Continue reading
Claire Moreland DL
Claire was born in 1958 and was educated in various Forces Schools in the Far East, at Devonport High School and Oxford University.  . From 1999 to 2016 she was Head of Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester and oversaw the design, build and opening of a major New School Building, including Manchester’s new world-class Concert hall,… Continue reading
Patricia Morris, Baroness Morris of Bolton, OBE, DL
Prior to entering the House of Lords, Patricia Morris was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for candidates. She was responsible for several changes in the selection procedure designed to increase the quality and diversity of Parliamentary candidates. She was nominated for a peerage by the then Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith, and entered… Continue reading
Eamonn O'Neal DL B.Ed M.Sc DArts
Eamonn was formerly the managing editor of Trinity Mirror’s regional publications and websites in the north of England. These include the Manchester Evening News and its associated weekly newspapers, as well as titles in Yorkshire and the North East. He is also an established broadcaster, having worked in television and radio for around forty years.… Continue reading
Lt. Col. (Retired) Leanda J. Pitt OBE TD DL
Leanda is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, formally the Commander Regional Recruiting North West and is now the Head of Regional Recruitment Operations for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. The role is pivotal in one of the UK’s largest and most diverse recruiting operations whose aim is to deliver exceptional candidate experience throughout… Continue reading
Lt Col Glyn Richard Potts MBE DL
Glyn Potts is Headteacher of Oldham’s Roman Catholic High School, Blessed John Henry Newman RC College. His venture in education started in 2004 when he became a Learning Mentor at Our Lady’s RC High School in Royton, Oldham. Glyn began his teacher training here, qualifying in English in 2006. Since then, he has held various… Continue reading
Anna Reeves DL
Born in 1964, Anna went to school in Cambridgeshire and trained to be a teacher in Reading before moving to Leigh near Wigan.  She spent six years teaching in a special school where she fell in love with the potential for technology to transform the lives of children with complex needs and moved on to… Continue reading
Michael David Rollinson JP
Michael was born in Salford in 1990, the youngest of 2 children to a young family. He gained his degree in Geography from The University of Salford and went on to train to be a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since then, he has worked in schools in Salford before joining Manchester Grammar School in… Continue reading
Dame Nancy J Rothwell DBE DL DSc PhD FRS FMedSci FRSB
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, FRS, is President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester.  She joined the Victoria University of Manchester in 1987, became Professor of Physiology in 1994 and held an MRC Research Chair from 1998 to 2010. Concurrent with her Faculty posts she has also held University roles as Vice-President for Research (2004-2007)… Continue reading
Sir Ernest Nigel Ryder, TD, PC, DL
Educated at Bolton School and Peterhouse, Cambridge, Sir Ernest was called to the bar in 1981 and became a QC in 1997. He was appointed a Justice of the High Court in 2004 and was both the Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit and its Family Division Liaison Judge. He was subsequently the judge in… Continue reading
Ian Sandiford DL
Ian was born in Rochdale in 1949 and is married to Janet. They have one daughter and two grandchildren. He was educated at Rochdale Technical School for Boys, before joining the family retail business. In 1969 he expanded the business and started a new retail business in art and craft materials, which later developed into… Continue reading
Professor Robina Shah MBE JP DL FRCGP (Hons) SHFEA PhD
Robina is Professor of Medical Education and Psychosocial Medicine at Manchester University Medical School. She is a Chartered Consultant Psychologist, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and President of the Medicine and Society Council at the Royal Society of Medicine. Robina is an established author with a specialist interest in medical… Continue reading
Vikas Shah MBE
Vikas is a serial-entrepreneur & philanthropist.  Vikas started his first technology business aged just 14, and is currently CEO of Swiscot Group (a diversified international trading business). He is a venture-investor in fast-growing technology businesses internationally and sits as a Non-Executive Director and advisor to numerous organisations. Vikas was awarded an MBE for Services to Business and… Continue reading
Mr Asrar Ul-Haq DL
Having served as a police officer for 30 years, Asrar received numerous awards/commendations from High Court Judges, Magistrates and Chief Constables for his work.  He received a National award for Innovation in Policing from the Home Secretary and later was the recipient of a national award for Inspirational Leadership. Asrar served in a range of departments… Continue reading
Amanda Wadsworth MBE DL
Amanda Wadsworth has been a passionate and dedicated career Civil Servant for over thirty-six years. She has worked for a number of key government departments including the Department of Transport, Department of the Environment and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in a variety of different job-roles ranging from operational management delivery, government procurement, learning… Continue reading
Mrs Mary-Liz Walker JP DL
Mary-Liz grew up in south Dublin and was educated at St Mary’s College, Arklow where she boarded.  A Senior Bank Official at Bank of Ireland’s Head Office, she transferred to their Leeds branch when she married her Mancunian husband, Peter in 1985.  In the 1990s Mary-Liz changed careers, qualifying as a Horticulturist (RHS Wisley), Garden… Continue reading
Mike Walmsley MBE DL
Mike Walmsley is an Operations Manager for Willmott Dixon Construction. He began his career as a Graduate Manager after studying Construction Management at the University of Salford. During his 15 years with the business, he has been responsible for the delivery of numerous projects across the region including leisure centres, care homes & schools. He… Continue reading