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The Chester Bluecoat Charity's Trustees

Meet the Trustee Board at The Chester Bluecoat Charity!

Alex Makinson

Alex has been an accountant for over 25 years. He has lived in Chester for over two decades and has acted as a governor at a number of local schools. Alex likes to support charities in various ways, including running the London Marathon.

Alex is The Chester Bluecoat Charity’s Treasurer.

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Andy Farrall

Andy is a very experienced and skilled urban strategist, urban designer and planner with 40 years’ experience working in senior positions in both the private and public sectors. He is originally from North Wales but has lived in Chester for nearly 30 years.

Andy has been on the board since 2021.

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Julia Davies

Julia works in internal audit and also as a Registrar for Cheshire West and Chester Council. She is a trustee at Chester Aid to the Homeless.

Julia joined the board of trustees in 2019.

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Justin Rice-Jones

Justin is a Chartered Surveyor and commercial property consultant with vast experience in the industry gained over nearly 40 years in Chester. In his spare time, Justin is a keen golfer.

He joined the board in 2021.

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Laura Fearnall - Chair of Trustees

Born and bred in Cheshire, Laura has spent her career in the PR, marketing and digital communications sector and has founded her own creative agency, Luya. Laura is a Governor at The Queen’s School, Chester.

Laura joined the board of trustees in 2018.

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Paul Chamberlain

Paul is a councillor for Cheshire West and Chester Council and is chairman of the Licensing committee. Prior to this, he spent over four decades working in journalism, including nearly thirty years at The Chester Chronicle. Paul is a CWAC representative on the main board.

Paul was born in Chester and has spent the majority of his life living in the city.

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Rob Bisset

Rob is a councillor and deputy chairman for Cheshire West and Chester Council. He is a governor for the Robert Oldfield Charity.

Rob is a CWAC representative for the main board.

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