Our wonderful trustees
“I am a qualified architect and have been a Trustee and Volunteer with GMCC for 6 years. I also serve as a Trustee with King’s Church in Greater Manchester and Withington Civic Society and I am a Director & Company Secretary with King’s House Conference Ltd. I work part time for King’s Church. I am also a local councillor with the Labour Party representing the Old Moat ward on Manchester City Council. I sit on and chair the governing body for Old Moat Primary School. I am also involved with a number of other voluntary and community groups including Friends of Old Moat Park and I work part time with my local Member of Parliament in Manchester Withington constituency. I am married with 3 young children and live in Withington, South Manchester.”
“I have been a qualified probation officer since 2010 and am currently located at the criminal Court in Manchester. My responsibilities include preparation of pre-sentence reports, risk assessment, and case allocation. My involvement with GMCC has been as a volunteer and I have served as a Trustee since July 2014. I am a member of King's Church in Greater Manchester and am part of their wider leadership team in Salford. I live in Swinton, Salford.”
As deacon at Methodist Central Hall, my role is to work alongside the marginalised and look for justice for those whose stories need to be heard.
Before I had children I worked in merchant banking. Post-children I worked for a charity which built links between education and businesses. Initially I was doing finance but quickly got involved in delivering projects which aimed to help young people understand the wider world around them and how they fitted into it.
Since becoming a deacon I have worked in both Leeds and Nottingham city centres alongside the homeless, the council in relation to financial exclusion, the LGBT+ community and in a very deprived inner city area. In each area as I have learnt more about the injustices people suffer, I have learnt more about myself too.
I am married with three children and four grandchildren.
“I became a Trustee in 2015 and have also taken on the role of being one of the Managing Directors. I am a qualified solicitor and work in Manchester City Centre. I have been working at and with the Church for 4 years especially offering free legal advice to those who cannot afford to get legal advice or guidance through the Community Outreach Programme, which has enjoyed a large amount of success. I have also dealt with legal issues for members of GMCC and have always given freely of my time to help. I live in Wilmslow and am very active within my Community.”