2. Oldham Town Deal Board

The Board meets approximately once every two months to draw up plans.

The Board submitted the bid for a Town Deal to the Government in December 2020.

The outcome of the bid was confirmed as £24.4 million in June 2021.

Agendas and minutes

Agendas and minutes of the previous meetings can be viewed by following the link below:


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Board members

The full membership of the Oldham Town Deal Board

Stakeholder category

Name, position - organisation, company or constituency

Independent Chair

William Lees-Jones, JW Lees

Independent Vice-Chair

Maggie Hughes, Zutti Co

Lead local authority or anchor institutions

Harry Catherall, Interim Chief Executive - Oldham Council

Lead local authority

Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Leader - Oldham Council 


Debbie Abrahams MP - Oldham East and Saddleworth


Jim McMahon MP - Oldham West and Royton


Angela Rayner MP - Ashton-under-Lyne

Mayoral Combined Authority

Andrew Lightfoot, Deputy Chief Executive - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Local businesses and investors

Michelle Riley, Owner - Cob and Coal Tap

Local businesses and investors

Richard Eastwood, Equity Partner - Pearson Solicitors

Local businesses and investors

Mike Flanagan, Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre Manager - Kennedy Wilson


Liz Windsor-Welsh, Chief Executive - Action Together


Fazal Rahim, Project Coordinator - Oldham Interfaith Forum

Anchor Institutions

David Jago, Director of Finance/Chief Officer, Northern Care Alliance – Royal Oldham Hospital

Anchor Institutions

John Patterson, Chief Clinical Officer - NHS Oldham CCG

Anchor Institutions

Susan Wildman, Interim Chief Executive - Oldham Coliseum

Anchor Institutions

Leo Nicholson, Member - Oldham Youth Council

Anchor Institutions

Luke Henshaw, Member - Oldham Youth Council

Anchor Institutions

Stuart Lockwood, Chief Executive - Oldham Community Leisure

Anchor Institutions

Bill Lovat, Regional Director - The Regenda Group

Anchor Institutions

 Alun Francis, Principal and Chief Executive - Oldham College

Arms-length bodies and other non-departmental government agencies

Beverley Dawson, Senior Manager (Capital and Projects) - Arts Council England

Arms-length bodies and other non-departmental government agencies

Pete Courtie, Relationship Manager - Arts Council England

Other private investors and developers

Adnan Yousaf, Real Estate Manager - The Cross Group