Our Board

  • Mr David Cain

    Deputy Chairman of Charity Fundraising Board

    David is Deputy Chairman of the Charitable Fundraising Board and is a former NHS Chief Executive of three NHS Trusts in the North West. 

    David is currently a Board member of the Corridor Manchester Partnership Company, Deputy Chairman of the Manchester College Group, Chairman of the Manchester Health Academy and on the National Executive of both the NHS Managers in Partnership ( MiP) and the First Division Association of the Senior Civil Service ( FDA) representing the North West Region. He works extensively with Charities including acting as a Trustee and Deputy Chairman of the Pain Relief Foundation, a Governor of Ronald McDonald House (Manchester) Charity and a Trustee and Treasurer of the Alex Group Care home for disabled adults.

  • Ms Carol Smith

    Co-founder of the Haybarn Group, Carol was formerly Strategic Business Development Director and Head of Brand Engagement at WRG. Previously she was Managing Director of TBWA. She then moved to McCann Erickson and led the drive into Social Marketing where the emphasis was on effective behaviour change for a variety of clients including the NHS and the COI.

    She has a wealth of leadership and communications experience gained across a wide range of sectors. She is passionate about working with clients to develop programmes that deliver deeper employee engagement. She specialises in running growth planning workshops on brand development and communications. 

  • Rachael Flintoff

    Rachael is an entrepreneur and from the age of 19 she ran a successful events company called Strawberry Promotions. She has a wealth of experience and contacts in promotions.

  • Professor Danny Keenan

    Professor Keenan studied Medicine & Surgery at Queens University, Belfast (1975). He acquired his basic surgical skills dealing with the aftermath of the IRA terror campaign. He subsequently trained in both the UK and USA and was appointed in 1985, consultant to the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

    His work is specialised in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery but with a special interest in complex revision surgery. He helped found the Manchester Heart centre, is honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery to the University of Manchester and advises NHS England.