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.

  • Mr Paul Horrocks DL

    Paul is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Manchester Evening News. He is currently a Partner at Bury based media strategy company Essential Comms and a partner at communications strategy and media training company, Gordon Burns Partnership. Paul is also a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, a member of the Greater Manchester Police Crime Commissioner Ethics Committee and is a Trustee of the Fusilier Museum in Bury.  

  • Ms Carol Smith

    Carol has a wealth of experience in the communications and marketing sector working with clients across a variety of industries. Her experience has led her to become Strategic Business Development Director and Head of Brand Engagement at WRG. 

  • 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.