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Our Trustees

Rev Rodger Farnworth

Borough Dean of Tameside

I’ve been a member of the trustee board of T3SC/CVAT and have served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Action Together over the past year. I worked for 16 years as a Civil Engineer in Local Government in middle/senior management. In 1997 I left local government to train for the Church of England priesthood. I moved to Ashton in 2003. I am Team Rector of the Parish of the Good Shepherd, Ashton-under-Lyne. I have management/finance skills, good HR experience, I’ve served on charity boards and as a school governor and have experience of working with children and young people. I have a lot of committee/governance experience both as Chair and as a member. I have a long-standing commitment to Ashton-under-Lyne/Tameside as my place of ministry. I want to see our society caring for its weakest members, developing and growing talents and skills. I particularly believe that we should seek to develop people’s own skills so that they can determine their own futures.

Lord Mayor Joyce Bowerman

I am a local Tameside Council, West Division.  I have been a community volunteer for over twenty years, establishing and running a wide variety of community groups and projects. I am a Board Director of Ashton Pioneer Homes, Chair of St Peter's Community Gathering and a Committee Member of Friends of Oxford Park and Friends of King George V Playing Fields. I am a communications specialist, having worked for BT, Greater Manchester Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police in a career stretching over thirty years.  I have lived in St Peter's Ward of Ashton under Lyne all my life and is passionate about improving the opportunities for local residents and caring for the environment.

Anthony Berry

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and hold post graduate status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.  With a career spanning over 30 years in housing development, estate management and social housing, I have an active interest in the linkages between health, housing, employment and the environment. This has led to Non-Executive Director roles with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Groundwork UK and Groundwork MSSTT. My current post is as Chief Executive of Ashton Pioneer Homes, a community based housing association in Tameside, with a strong emphasis on service quality and excellence, customer engagement and continuous improvement. As a lifelong Oldham Athletic fan and father of two daughters, resilience and a good sense of humour come naturally.

Ann Jones

I have been a volunteer reading mentor with LEAP for about eighteen months. Twelve months ago I was asked to become a Trustee. Hopefully my pre retirement experiences are useful in both aiding readers become proficient and supporting the CEO.  I worked in  Ashton Under Lyne within the community and have an empathy with the people in the area.

Charlie Patel

I am a Director of C & M Supplies Ltd, a local stationery business based in Ashton under Lyne. I am a family man interested in the local community. I have been a trustee for the past ten years and enjoy a good relationship with this ward. I care passionately about the environment and the town we live in and am an avid supporter of the shop local campaign.

Shajeda Khanom

I am very new to St Peter’s partnership and have only been a trustee since summer 2016. For last ten years I have been working as a teaching assistant at Holy Trinity primary school (Ashton Under Lyne).  Prior to working at Holy Trinity I was a teaching assistant at St Georges Primary school (Hyde). In previous years I have volunteered for AllStars; which was a non-profit organisation working to improve family lives in Ashton.  As a volunteer I assisted in supervising women and children groups  which consisted of organising sports events as well as day trips. I have lived in Ashton Under Lyne all my life I have seen lots of changes to its infrastructure.  As a teaching assistant I have seen the positive impact social and economic interventions can have on families especially children.  I believe education is the key to helping people feel empowered as well as ending the cycle of poverty. 

Stephen Miley

Though I am now retired, on leaving school, I worked in the Steel industry, at Johnson and Nephew. There I worked in instrumentation and process control, and was also involved in training of apprentices. I was made redundant from there when the company closed. For two years I ran my own business. Later I worked for BT/Openreach, initially as an engineer, later as a Network Planner, designing  Highspeed Broadband circuits. I was also an in-house trainer, organising and delivering short courses of a technical nature. I am married, with two daughters, and one grandson. I currently volunteer one day per week at the Citizens Advice Bureau, as an Advisor. I have A-levels, and various technical qualifications including City and Guilds. My interests include reading, cooking and music, both listening and playing.

Ezi Otti Ojimiwe

I joined the St Peters Partnerships Board as a Trustee in Dec 2015 and it has been a great pleasure working with the team on the different projects that the charity offers to the community. I am an Executive Coach and Team Delivery Consultant with over 18 years’ experience in project management and various leadership roles within the pharmaceutical industry. My passion is to see individuals develop to achieve their full potential and I bring with me my skills in team development, team collaboration, and project and change management to the charity. I have lived in Tameside for over 14 years and have seen it grow into a very diverse and welcoming community and have enjoyed raising my family here as everyone looks after each other. This spirit of support and collaboration is what I am hoping St Peter’s Partnerships can infuse throughout the Ashton-under-Lyne and Tameside areas.

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