Allan Tyrer

Allan has been the Finance Director at Oldham College, responsible for Finance, Estates and IT, since July 2016. He has played an instrumental part in the College’s recent financial recovery. Prior to that he acted as a freelance business advisor to both commercial and not for profit business. Originally trained as a Chartered Accountant,...

Stuart Lockwood

Having worked in Oldham for over 12 years, the majority as CEO of Oldham Community Leisure, I’m delighted to join the Board of Northern Roots and to have the opportunity to help shape this ground-breaking project. Over the next couple of years, the communities of Oldham and surrounding area will benefit from the emergence...

Ghazala Koosar

Gaz currently works remotely for a legal partnership serving the needs of five London boroughs and has previously worked for an international law firm and central government department.  Gaz has extensive experience of working with FTSE100, FTSE250 and a wide range of public sector clients providing commercial and procurement advice across a number of sectors...

Paul Morton

Paul is the current Chief Financial Officer for Park Cakes Ltd, with its Head Office based in Oldham. He has worked in the Food Manufacturing sector for over 10 years, helping businesses complete a profit turnaround whilst also introducing improved control systems to ensure performance is sustained in the future. At Park Cakes he...

Councillor Abdul Jabbar, MBE

“Northern Roots has the potential to transform the way we think about urban green space, not just in Greater Manchester but globally“...

Councillor Barbara Brownridge

“Three of my children and all four grandchildren live in Oldham, so I have a real stake in protecting and developing the borough. Northern Roots will be a marvellous asset for Oldham” Councillor Barbara Brownridge Councillor Barbara Brownridge represents North Chadderton Ward, Oldham, has portfolio responsibilities for Neighbourhoods and Culture, and is a long-term...

Anne Selby

I’ve been supportive of the Northern Roots project ever since I was first shown round the site, and was instrumental in attracting funding from the government’s Green Recovery Fund to help progress Northern Roots’ aspirations’...

Zahid Chauhan, OBE

Zahid Chauhan is Councillor for Oldham’s Alexandra ward, Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care, Oldham Council, and a respected local GP. ...

Rebekah Sutcliffe

‘I’m passionate about Northern Roots. I grew up nearby and used to play on the site as a child! It’s an exciting and innovative project, which will make a real difference to people who live nearby and to the wider Oldham population’ Rebekah Sutcliffe Rebekah is Strategic Director of Communities and Reform, at Oldham...

Jonathan Bland

“Northern Roots is a ground-breaking project that will be transformative not just for Oldham, but a model for others nationally and internationally” Jonathan Bland, MD of Social Business International Ltd Jonathan Bland is an international expert on social enterprises and social innovation. He is Managing Director of Social Business International Ltd. He is the...

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