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M16 9EZ

0161 872 1100

09:00 - 21:00
Monday - Friday

Our trustees are responsible for the financial and strategic direction of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change and are voting members of the charity’s governing body.

Barbara Shuttleworth, Treasurer

Barbara is a partner in the chartered accountancy firm Topping Partnership situated in Salford Quays. She has been in the profession for 36 years, specialising particularly in tax work. Although based in Manchester, she has contacts in many countries and has travelled extensively. Barbara was born and bred in the Midlands and studied law in the south of England.

Ben Heyworth

Ben is a health and social care project manager at The Christie working to improve the lives of people affected by chronic conditions including mental health problems and cancer.  Ben is chair of the LGBT Cancer Support Alliance, a community based project helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who may also have been affected by cancer. Ben can also be found online as “This Morning Call”, having released music under this title, with the occasional local gig.

Catherine Vickerman

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and has always specialised in family law. She has worked for a number of years as a qualified family mediator. As she has always worked for firms undertaking Legal Aid work, she is very aware of the challenges faced by TLC: Talk, Listen, Change in the current economic climate. Catherine’s interests including playing the piano, reading, going to the theatre and walking in the country with her dog.

Chris Callaghan

Chris retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a director in their Management Consulting group. He has worked extensively in Industry and the public sector, focusing on how IT can be used to meet business objectives and the management of large change programmes. Chris’s interests include the theatre, travel and more recently studying History with the Open University.

Ged Drugan

Ged is the Executive Director of Valette’s Business School Manchester and has established five successful businesses. Ged’s consultancy assignments have included projects with many corporates and the British Council. In recent years, his work has taken him to many countries, worldwide. His research interests include career transition, dimensions of business strategy and city branding. Ged has served as board member for three not-for-profit organisations.

John Sless

John has his own consultancy business and is also involved in the charity sector, having been president of a community charity. John is a recognised mentor and consultant. He believes in giving back to the community, which is his motivation for being on the board of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Outside of work John is interested in Formula 1, and the history of the 20th Century.

Katie McCann

Katie specialises in all aspects of family law. She was originally a solicitor at a large regional commercial practice until 2009 when she became a barrister. She now works in Manchester for Kuits solicitors where she is Partner, and In House Counsel bringing a wealth of advocacy experience. Outside work Katie enjoys looking after herself in the gym, relaxing whenever and however she can and most of all holidays with her husband when she can get them!

Keith Marsland, Chair

Keith is a retired General Manager with in-depth business, operations and major change programmes experience, gained working within major public and private sector organisations. Keith is also involved with other Charities, serving as a Trustee with Independent Options (North West) and as a Caseworker with SSAFA Forces Help.

Maggie Shannon, Vice Chair

Maggie is a management consultant who delivers leadership development programmes in the housing and health sectors. She has worked at Director level in both Housing Associations and Local Authorities, and has experience of governance in a range of settings. With a strong commitment to tackling poverty and improving quality of life in communities, Maggie is interested in making connections between health, housing and social issues. She loves running, art, walking on the moors and playing the piano.

Malcolm Birkett

Malcolm is a Chartered Civil and Water Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the utilities sector.  The first half of his working life was spent with North West Water (and their predecessors!) and the second part with private companies providing network services.

After selling his business he joined Manchester Business School as a Visiting Fellow whilst continuing to advise companies, in a consultancy capacity. Outside the workplace his main interests are musical – being an ex-instrumentalist – however, being born and bred in Wigan means he can’t manage without his Rugby!

Rosemary Agarwala

Rosemary is an experienced trainer and lecturer in social and developmental psychology. She currently works as a psychotherapist and is lead family systemic psychotherapist in a specialist child and adolescent mental health team. Her clinical interests include childhood disorders such as neurodevelopment disorders (Autism and ADHD), eating disorders and self harm.

Rosemary has previously worked as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change, and continues to support the organisation. Rosemary’s hobbies include horse riding and swimming.

Become a trustee

Becoming a TLC: Talk, Listen, Change trustee allows you to give back to your local community and support an important charitable cause. Trustees meet regularly throughout the year to consider and review TLC: Talk, Listen, Change’s strategies and direction.

There’s no typical profile for a TLC: Talk, Listen, Change trustee. We’re interested in recruiting people from a variety of backgrounds, of a variety of ages and with a variety of skills. However, experience in the following can be particularly helpful: management, finance, legal, public relations, information technology, fund-raising, counselling, psychotherapy, social welfare, young people and education.

If you’re interested in being considered as a future trustee of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change, please contact us by telephone 0161 872 1100 or by email enquiries@talklistenchange.org.uk.


346 Chester Road,
M16 9EZ


0161 872 1100


enquiries @talklistenchange.org.uk

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Closed Saturday & Sunday


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