Board of Trustees

Macc's Board of Trustees has the overall legal responsibility for Macc. Our Trustees steer and oversee Macc as an organisation, setting strategy and delegating certain roles and responsibilities to staff.

Rodger Cairns (Chair)

Rodger Cairns

Before working as an independent consultant, Rodger spent over 20 years working for housing associations, developing and managing services and helping increase their social value. He is particularly interested in support that housing providers can offer around mental health, and to black and ethnic minority communities. He has developed and managed home care and residential services for older and vulnerable residents, ensuring that this led to good-quality, fair employment for care staff, and winning and managing contracts to deliver care services to local authorities across the North West.   

Whilst he was at Trafford Housing Trust (THT), the trust worked in Old Trafford, building 80 Extra Care apartments for older people. As part of this, THT took the opportunity to work with the community to redevelop the local library in to a wellbeing hub. Rodger managed this work, using a co-production approach ensuring residents were involved through a variety of methods including consultation events and street-based research.

Rodger has experience of working with boards, providing information and alternative viewpoints and supporting decision making processes. He has also been a volunteer, most recently at FoodCycle, a charity that collects surplus food from retailers and uses it to produce tasty nutritious meals for to serve to residents in community settings. 

Rodger says: "I am passionate in my belief that voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations play an incalculable role in local communities. I have seen first-hand how people’s experiences and outcomes can be so much better by linking VCSE and statutory organisations".

Janet Finucane (Deputy Chair)

Jaet Finucane

Janet has a wealth of experience accrued over four decades working in various roles in the health sector. In that time, she’s been a Seni Specialist Commissioner Manchester and Associate Head of Mental Health at Manchester Primary Care Trust. She is currently the Business Development Consultant at ABL Health, a socially driven health business working within the wellbeing field in the North West.

As a former Commissioner of services within the City Janet has worked with numerous organisations across the city region. Through this work she has developed a strong understanding of the need for voluntary organisations to have a strategic plan, direction of travel, and clarity of role.

From 1998-2013 she was an active board member at the Young People’s Support Foundation (YPSF), delivering essential services to young people, helping them to find and secure accommodation and learn the skills they need to live independently. Janet chaired the board at YPSF for ten years and within this time it developed successfully, merging boards with BESS from Wythenshawe. She was also an active member of the Campaign for Living Miserably (CALM) during its formative years.

Having worked both professionally and as a trustee within the Manchester, Janet feels she has a very strong understanding of the work of Macc in the city. She is keen to bring her capacity, skills and experience to contribute to the development of Macc as an organisation.

Samina Arfan

Samina is the Strategic Lead: Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. She is also Co Chair of the Greater Manchester EDI Professional Network.

In her current role she works within a placed based systems approach. She works collaboratively with the local health and social care economy in Rochdale Borough to ensure EDI is integral to all plans and ways of working.  She has led on the Joint Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, for Rochdale Borough Council and the CCG, which was co-designed with staff and local stakeholders.

Samina has 20 years of experience with proven track record working across the Further Education, Voluntary, Local Authority and NHS Healthcare sector, with expertise in equalities, inclusion,  OD, leadership development, co-production and design, stakeholder engagement and management, contract management and provider compliance, health inequalities, Equality Impact Assessments, audits and reviews, strategy and policy development,  communication and language support,  commissioning procurement, mental health, dementia, carers, cancer and veterans. She is passionate about reducing health inequalities and securing the best possible health outcomes for vulnerable groups across Greater Manchester.

Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Charles is a Board member of Faith Network for Manchester. He is also a minister and a keen advocate of Christian ecumenism. As an interfaith and multi-faith practitioner, Charles engages with a wide range of civic leaders, policy makers and commissioners of public services.

He is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) and currently serves on a number of Boards including Command Prayer Centre Ministries Int., Manchester Street Pastors and Manchester City of Sanctuary. Charles has expertise in stakeholder engagement, policy formulation, systems and process development and change management.

Professionally, he works as a management consultant, policy analyst, and business development manager.  He advises statutory agencies and lead community engagement in the Black community on a range of topics including domestic violence, female genital mutilation, modern slavery, HIV, blood and organ donation.

Dr Julian Skyrme

Dr Julian Skyrme

Julian is Director of Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester, the UK’s largest University. Social responsibility is one of the University's three key strategic goals and aims to ensure that Manchester's learning, research, engagement and operational activities make a positive difference to society.

Julian has worked in higher education since 2001. Prior to this he was a teacher and Assistant Vice-Principal in large urban Sixth Form College. He is passionate about social justice and the transformative impact of education and takes an active role in our city region, sitting on Manchester City Council’s Strategic Education Partnership Board, the Board of Governors at Loreto Sixth Form College in Hulme and on the Board of Trustees at the Manchester Settlement charity. In addition, Julian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), committed visitor to Old Trafford, husband and father to two young children.

Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Daniel has spent over 20+ years working in Learning and Development and HR, within the University sector and currently in the heritage sector. He is a qualified coach and management developer with a wide range of clients. He is particularly interested in inclusion and the visibility of underrepresented communities, which is why he is the LGBTQIA+ Trustee for Macc.

Daniel is also the L&D Lead for CIPD Manchester Branch, the professional body for the HR Professionals, and supports the industry through networking and development opportunities.

Daniel stated that: "I am proud to support the amazing work of Macc, and I am really keen to seen the positive impact that the VCSE sector has on our communities across Manchester".

Macc Board meetings are also attended by the Chief Executive (who acts as Company Secretary) and other members of the Macc senior management and staff team as required.