Meet The Trustees

Hilary SimpsonHilary Simpson was elected to the committee in 2013 and became Chair in 2014. She is a former local government policy adviser who is also a trustee of Friends of Pittville.  To email Hilary click here.


John Beard

John Beard was elected to the committee in 2012 and is our Secretary. He is a partially-retired civil servant whose interests include architecture (particularly Arts & Crafts), opera and chamber music.  To email John click here.


Mark HoMark 2lliday was elected as a trustee in 2016 and is our Treasurer. He is a finance professional who has worked in the retail, manufacturing and service sectors. His interests include rugby and golf. To email Mark click here.


Mike Jenkinson

Mike Jenkinson was elected to the committee in 2012 and is our Membership Secretary. He retired from GCHQ in 2011 and also volunteers at the Holst Birthplace Museum, where he edits the Newsletter. His interests include classical music, golf, 10-pin league bowling and travel.  To email Mike click here.


Martin RenshawMartin Renshaw was elected to the committee in 2014 and is our Newsletter Editor. He worked in IT as a computer programmer and project manager and his other voluntary activities include Citizens Advice, Cheltenham Bridge Club and Cheltenham Cricket Society.  To email Martin click here.


Adrian BarlowAdrian Barlow was elected as a trustee in 2015 and is our Deputy Chair. He moved to Cheltenham in 2011 after retiring from the University of Cambridge. He is President of the English Association, and a writer and lecturer on literature, architecture and stained glass.


Jaki Davis was elected as a trustee in 2016. She is also a trustee of the Cheltenham Trust. She worked at a senior level within the NHS and has been President of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Her interests include industrial archaeology and Islamic architecture.


Sue Pearce

Sue Pearce was elected as a trustee in 2017. She is self-employed on a part-time basis after retiring from the public sector (criminal justice). Sue provides workplace mediation, consultancy and training in relation to her professional expertise, and is vice-chair of a small criminal justice charity.


Brian Shawcross

Brian Shawcross was elected as a trustee in 2017. He retired a few years ago after a long career mainly in the paper and book trade. His main art interest is in 20th century British wood engravings, and visiting museums and art galleries worldwide.


Amanda Slayton-JoslinAmanda Slayton-Joslin was appointed as a trustee in 2017. She has worked in public relations for over 25 years and lives in Pittville.