Treasurer – Martin Deaves
Martin is a retired financial executive who currently acts as Honorary Treasurer for two organisations:
Berkshire Association of Clubs for Young People
The Devizes to Westminster Organisation Limited
This has included 3 ex-pat assignments: Malawi, France, Australia and over 30 years’ financial management experience in the electrical engineering sector.
Martin trained as an accountant with the UK electrical engineering company GEC. He spent 6 years with the Swiss engineering group ABB, and subsequently worked for the French multinational electrical engineering company Schneider Electric for 23 years. He was the Finance Director for Schneider Electric in the UK from 1997 to 2005. From 2005 onwards he was based in Sydney, as Chief Financial Officer responsible for the Schneider Electric operations in the Pacific Zone. He retired from Schneider in 2010, and returned to the UK.
Membership Business/Professional Organisations
I qualified as an accountant with the Chartered institute of Management Accountants in 1977.
Other qualifications include:
Diploma in Management Studies
Six Sigma Diploma in Total Quality Management
Membership Civic/Social Organisations
Castle Royle Golf Club
Wokingham Canoe Club
A levels in Maths and Physics
CIMA qualification 1975
Martin is married, and has three children and three grandchildren.
He is a keen golfer, playing three times a week since retirement. He is also an enthusiastic cyclist and kayaker, who has completed the Devizes to Westminster canoe race twice. He also enjoys sailing and has an RYA Costal Skipper qualification.
Martin is a strong believer in the need to support young people, who are now faced with a society that is ever more complex and demanding. With social pressures increasing, young people need support to ensure they reach their full potential and are able to make a positive contribution to society. He is passionate in his support of Berkshire Youth because the aims of the organisation are well aligned with his personal beliefs and the need to support the young people of Berkshire.