AHCHL Interim Management Committee

An interim Management Committee has been appointed to serve until the first Annual General Meeting. At this meeting all nine members of the current committee will stand down and elections will be held for the new Management Committee. The initial Management Committee comprises the below local founder members:

Hugo Deynem (Chair) – has lived in the village for over 40 years. He is a local Borough Councillor on Cheshire West & Chester Council. He previously held a role on Ashton Hayes Parish Council and has a track record of involvement in community projects and support roles. Hugo ran his own local business for many years and now works for RWE Renewables a renewable energy generation business, managing contractor’s Health & Safety.

Trevor Scadeng (Vice Chair) – has lived in the village for over 20 years and over this period has been involved in the Parish Council, Scouts, Gardening Club and the Community Shop. He has spent 20 years overseas managing insurance companies and returned to the UK in a similar capacity. He is now retired.

Lisa Allman (Secretary) – has lived in Ashton Hayes with her family for twenty years. Lisa is a pharmacist employed in a GP Practice. Lisa has previous experience of establishing a community enterprise as she has been Chair of Ashton Hayes Community shop management committee since it was first established in 2008. Lisa has recently retired from the parish council after seven years of service.

David Wilson (Treasurer) – has lived in Ashton Hayes for over 30 years. He is a qualified accountant, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He retired 13 years ago from his position as a Financial Manager in the Automotive Industry. David is a keen golfer.

Ken Hartley – has lived in Ashton Hayes for 25 years and has played an active role in the development of the Pavilion and Play area and is currently a Trustee of AHSRA. He was the Chief Executive at Merseyside Society for Deaf people.  He is a specialist member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal and is currently a NHS Hospital Manager. He also has been a Magistrate for 20 years.

Linda Peppin – has lived in Ashton Hayes for eight years. Now retired she worked for many years in the Marketing / IT departments of a large retailer. She is the chair of the village Gardening Club and volunteers at the Community Shop, in her spare time she builds and maintains several websites.

Kate Harrison – has lived in Ashton Hayes for 36 years. She worked as a Professional Centre Manager for Cheshire County Council and CWAC and as a Policy Officer for Cheshire East. Kate was part of the steering committee for the Community Shop, and has been a director since then. She is an Adviser to other community shops, pubs and community enterprises through the Plunkett Foundation. Kate is also a director of the Community Energy Company.

John Hirst – For 24 years John was a Company and Commercial law solicitor and a partner in a South Manchester law firm advising small and medium sized businesses and their owners. He then moved into the business and commercial world for almost 20 years, variously as an adviser, executive director and also owning and building his own businesses. John is now retired: he cycles, runs and walks; he has a large garden and an allotment and he support his children and grandchildren.

James Lutton – has a background as a chartered surveyor giving him a broad range of experiences in property/finance and business industries across a range of sectors. He is regularly involved in negotiating property transactions including buying/selling pubs. He lives in Ashton with his wife (who was raised in the village) and two small children, which means I’m not left with much spare time!

Matthew Clark – has lived in Ashton Hayes for three years. Matt has been a Royal Navy pilot for 15 years. He has worked as an Operations Officer in both military and cross government environments, responsible for the planning and delivery of international military, humanitarian and crisis response operations. Matt is now leaving the forces and starting up his own company. He has joined the team to help with Project Managing the renovation.