Trustees

David Callicott – Chair

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 in the Next Step Project.

Marsha Brooks – Vice Chair

I’ve been on the NCA board for a number of years and started out as a volunteer in the Social Enterprise Community Laundrette which I loved and did for 5 years. I’ve lived in Longsight all my life, it’s where I call home. I have recently joined the NCA Volunteer Steering Group. 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.

Aoife Spillane – Trustee

I’ve been with NCA since April 2018 and I’ve worked or volunteered 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.

Samantha Quinn – Trustee

I was invited into NCA as a trustee in April 2019 and look forward to helping champion its fantastic work and all the efforts of its dedicated members.  An English graduate with an interest in Educational Psychology and promoting youth engagement through journalism, I am keen to get involved with helping shape NCA’s provision for young people.  A South Manchester native, I enjoy getting involved with local initiatives and always look forward to working with other dedicated and passionate members of the community.  Having worked for the past 12 years in a variety of educational contexts (ranging from state, independent and single sex education), I have benefited from an enriching, panoramic view of the social and economic experiences of many young people from Manchester and Cheshire. Currently I am a Curriculum Leader, Student Magazine Coordinator and a School Governor and collaborate with other community engagement charities in Stockport. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, running and going to theatre and music events.

Paula Crawford – Trustee

Bernie Murphy – Trustee

Elizabeth Gear

I joined NCA as Treasurer in April 2019. I reached out to join NCA as I think that their role in the community is incredibly important and wanted to offer my help wherever possible. I am ACA qualified with a wealth of experience in audit, so can offer help with regards to financial records and governance. I look forward to supporting the NCA through the future with the wonderful staff and volunteers.

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 – SIRO, 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.

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