Terry Flanagan, Chair of the Board
An Oldham Hall of Fame inductee, Terry is a former professional rugby league player who has played for Great Britain and at club level for Oldham. Terry’s career includes thirty years in the telecoms industry working on major schemes, including the Channel Tunnel and the launch of over 20 mobile businesses around the world. He led a consultancy business to become the largest in the world specialising in telecoms. Terry bought, sold and merged companies and in recent times operated as business lead in turnaround situations. He manages a property portfolio and is an investor in Commando Joes; a service provider in the children’s health and education sector.
Terry is Chair of the Board of Mahdlo and has responsibility for fundraising on the board.
William Lees-Jones, Deputy Chair
William is managing director of JW Lees (Brewers) Limited, a family firm with a long history of brewing, based in Middleton. William is keen to promote the Oldham business sector, sitting on Oldham Business Leadership Group and acting as sponsor of The One Oldham Business Awards.
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Tim is Chief Executive of Positive Steps Oldham, a partner of Mahdlo and a provider of integrated services for young people in Oldham. Tim is responsible for local engagement on the Mahdlo board.
Former editor of the Oldham Chronicle, Jim dedicated his career to informing and entertaining the people of Oldham. Jim has responsibility for marketing and communications on the Mahdlo board.
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Dave is HR Director of Zetex SemiConductors plc and a keen promoter of Oldham’s business sector as chair of the Oldham Leadership Group. Dave has responsibility for HR on the Mahdlo board.
Carol is a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in Manchester, specialising in tax. Carol has is responsible for finance on the Mahdlo board.
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John is Senior Partner of North Ainley Solicitors based in Oldham and President of the Oldham Law Association. John is responsible for all legal matters on the Mahdlo board.
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Lindsay is a Director of Greengate Metals, based in Middleton and has taken on responsibility for facilities management on the Mahdlo board.
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Born and bred in Oldham, Kashif passionately believes in his home town. As project manager for Positive Steps Oldham, Kashif works with the business community, linking education with youth offenders needing guidance to get into the world of work and also supports a police mentoring programme. Kashif joins the Mahdlo Board with responsibility for community cohesion.
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Jill Beaumont, Oldham Council, Service Director for Supporting and Extending Learning
Norman Stoller CBE DL
Norman is former Chairman and owner of Seton Products and passionate about Oldham and its people.