Trustees and Co-Optees
David Callicott – Chairperson
I’m David and I have been chair of NCA since its beginnings in 2001. I have used my skills gained working as a Maths teacher by volunteering in the Homework Club; I have also volunteered in the Community Laundrette and currently volunteer for the Macmillan Solutions project. Over the years I have seen the services develop and become the robust projects they are today. I Live in Longsight with my wife Barbara who also volunteers at NCA.
Marsha Brooks – Vice Chairperson
I’ve been on the NCA board for a number of years and started out as a volunteer in the launderette which I loved and did for 5 years. I’ve lived in Longsight all my life, it’s where I call home. Given the chance I like to travel, particularly going on city breaks. I fell in love with Barcelona but I visit London at least once a year and never tire of it.
David Hanson – Secretary
I have been a local resident for something like 30 years and became involved with the NCA during the planning for the traffic calming measures in the late 90s. Formally my board position is Secretary – but thankfully this does not involve lots of typing – Hurray! Because of my work commitments I don’t get involved with day-to-day activities, but undertake more strategic tasks on the board. My interests include fell walking, reading, conservation/environmental work, industrial archaeology and running real ale beer festivals.
Rosalind Janes – Trustee
I moved into the local area about three and a half years ago and I have been volunteering at the centre for over two years. Being a trustee has seemed like a natural extension to volunteering and is a fascinating and fulfilling experience. My involvement with the centre has been very rewarding on a personal development.
Aoife Spillane – Trustee
I’ve only been with NCA for four months but I’ve been working or volunteering in the voluntary sector in England, Ireland and China for fifteen years. I’ve lived in the area for six years and I wanted to get involved with the organisation as it makes such a big difference to the people who live in the community. It’s been great to work with a dedicated Board, so many of who are local residents.
Phil Doyle – Trustee
I joined NCA as a trustee in Oct 2018. I’m excited to work with the NCA team and contribute to all the great work done for the community of Northmoor by utilising my experience gained from working as a senior manager in the telecoms industry. Originally from Birmingham, I moved to Manchester in 1989. I currently live in Sale with my family where I enjoy cycling and walking my dog.
Lynn Leggat – Co-opted, non voting member
I was co-opted onto the NCA Board in 2017 to offer advice about marketing, income generation, social media, online fundraising and implementing the NCA business plan. I had been working with NCA for around 3 years and wanted to contribute to the growth and development of this fantastic organisation. My background as a Director of a social enterprise, 4 Steps CIC and in various community development roles within Manchester City Council has given me skills that are helping NCA to review and improve its marketing and income growth strategies. I am the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) of the NCA which means I am accountable to the Accounting Officer for risks in line with GDPR. I have three grandchildren who keep me young and a dog who keeps me fit. I work part time in a small upcycling business and I am a freelance consultant and I hope to share my new upcycling skills in some creative workshops at NCA in the future.
Anila Khalid – Co-opted, non-voting member
I am Anila and I have been an NCA Board member for 15 months. As a Board member I try and make sure that Great Places and the NCA are working together and that we can support the great activities within the centre. As a Board member I have got a really good feel for the community in Northmoor and also the partners who work in the area. I have always worked in Housing apart from 3 years when I worked in America within the mental health sector. In my personal time I love to travel, read and go out with friends!
Giselle Bawden – Centre Manager
Helen Cooley – Finance Administrator
Fiona Gallagher – Volunteer Coordinator – Community Development Officer
Violet Shirley – Youth Can Do homework club study support worker – Northmoor Community Diner Manager
Susan Thorne – Next Step project worker – Youth Can Do homework club study support worker – Northmoor Laundrette Supervisor
Maureen Spender – Centre Cleaner
Leila Dos Santos – Northmoor Community Diner Assistant
Michael Bentley – Youth Can Do homwork club Maths Tutor
Sally Taylor – Northmoor Laundrette Assistant
Kim Ratcliffe – Northmoor Laundrette Assistant
Suraiya Choudhury – Northmoor Laundrette Assistant