I was born in Stalybridge and served as a local Magistrate for over 30 years, whilst retired now I am still a Justice of the Peace.
I became a volunteer for Age Concern Tameside in 1979 and employed by them in 1982 in the service provision of their work. I retired in 2003 at a time when I was their Director.
On retirement I took up a four year contract as Non-executive Director of the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service.
I am currently a Trustee and Chairman of the Charity friends of Tameside Young Carers, Chairman of Hyde Probion Mela Luncheon Club, a luncheon club for Bangladesh older people, and a member of Tameside Racial Equality Council.
I have experience in setting and reviewing strategic aims and evaluating performances. Instigating and maintaining constructive and supportive staff relationships and the ability to understand complex issues.
I understand the need to have financial stability and robust accountability.
I have strong interest in and commitment to the voluntary and community sector and their activity in Tameside