Michael Banham -Guerrero
Secretary: Frank Pearson
Frank was initially "dropped on" in 1997 when the previous Secretary left at short notice, leaving Frank to organise a visit from Gothenburg Police MVC with little time to make all the arrangements.
His efforts were obviously very successful as he has remained as the Choir Secretary ever since. Frank joined Lancashire County Constabulary in 1971 and was posted to Rochdale where he remained until 1978, becoming part of the newly formed Greater Manchester Police in 1974. He then joined a Catholic registered charity, the Across Trust and drove a Jumbulance, an ambulance the size of a coach, until rejoining Greater Manchester Police in 1981.
Frank retired from the force in September 2004, having served for 30 years in all. He joined the Highways Agency in October 2005 patrolling the motorways in the North West as a Traffic Officer. He retired in October 2013. Frank has been married to Margaret for just over 45 years, having celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary in July 2013. As Secretary of the Trustees, Frank deals with choir bookings and visits from other choirs, as well as visits and tours by GMPMVC at home and overseas, including arranging hotel bookings, flights and general logistics. He is also responsible for maintaining the agendas and minutes of meetings together with the Choir Diary.
Treasurer: Derek Bamber
Derek was elected Treasurer of Greater Manchester Police Male Voice Choir in April 2013, succeeding John O'Rourke who had been Treasurer for many years. Derek was a serving officer with Greater Manchester Police and retired in January 1998. He then worked for Bury Council in the Elections and Land Charges Department.
He and his wife Mary live in Bury and are members of Christ Church Ainsworth Church Choir. His interests, other than singing, are Rugby League, Cricket and Football and he is a season ticket holder at St.Helens Rugby League Club and is an avid fan of Lancashire County Cricket Club and Liverpool Football Club.
As Treasurer of the Trustees, he oversees the finances of the Choir including the management of two accounts - the General Account and the Travel Account. Managing the General Account includes paying for all relevant purchase items including music and stationery and paying the fees to the Musical Director and the Pianist for rehearsals and concerts. It also includes collecting fees or donations from concerts. The Travel Account is used to fund trips to concerts both at home and abroad. Members of the Choir pay in amounts on a weekly or monthly basis to fund accommodation for their trips, with the choir funds paying for their travel.
At the end of the financial year, he prepares the accounts for the Auditor and presents them at the Annual General Meeting.