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Sharing knowledge and passion

Combining the expertise of our Executive Leadership Team, the deputy chief executive of Bolton Council and influential people across the region, the Bolton Cares board helps to set the long term priorities for the organisation. By sharing knowledge and passion, the board brings an additional dynamic to Bolton Cares.

Tony Glennon, Assistant Director Finance, Bolton Council (Council Director)

Tony joins the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Tony has worked for Bolton Council for over 30 years, initially starting as an admin assistant before taking his accountancy qualification and rising up to his current position as Assistant Director, Finance.

This position is also known as Borough Treasurer and he is classed as the Council’s Section 151 Officer, meaning he has overall responsibility for the financial affairs of the Council.  One of the key roles of the position is being a board member for Bolton Cares.

Tony said.

“It is an honour to take up the role of NED at Bolton Cares.  I hope to bring not only my financial knowledge to the role but more importantly to be the critical friend to the organisation, always supporting its aims and objectives”

Dr Zulfi Hussain

Zulfi Hussain, Chair of the Board

Zulfi joins the Bolton Cares Board as its Chair.

He is a charismatic and passionate International Speaker and ‘hands on’ Practitioner in the areas of social enterprise, entrepreneurship and coaching. As  one of Yorkshire and Humber’s best known and most respected entrepreneurs he has been recognised as one of the top 100 most influential people in the region.

Working with many organisations such as BT, ITV, Leeds Ahead, National Grid, and the NHS, he energises audiences by combining his own life experiences with expert knowledge.

“I am excited by the drive and direction of Bolton Cares and am keen to use my business expertise and experience to help the company grow and thrive.”

Diana MacCarthy, Non-Executive Director

Diana joins the board as a Non-Executive Director.

As a print journalist and public relations professional of more than 20 years, Diana’s passion is seeing exemplar social care delivered through dedication and quality and she has a strong desire to make a difference.

Her passion is seeing exemplar social care delivered through dedication and quality and she has a strong desire to make a difference.

She believes that Bolton Cares is a passionate, committed and creative social care organisation creating stand out achievements in the sector. It is well positioned to THRIVE, its values and vision underline an organisation ready to deliver meaningful change in social care.

“I am delighted to take on the role as a NED and be part of the Bolton Cares journey. I hope to bring my social care credentials as a complement to the brilliant work underway. I am looking forward to being able to think wider and left field to consider opportunities that might be explored to the betterment of Bolton Cares.”

Rhian Stone, Managing Director

Rhian is a highly experienced executive leader with an exemplary track record of providing strong and inspirational leadership in social care settings and transforming complex organisations.

With over 15 years’ experience at Executive Director level, Rhian has successfully led social care and housing companies with 1200+ staff teams, across multiple geographies through challenging times, achieving significant growth, improved quality and governance.  A qualified social worker, she has worked in social care for 35 years and has a lifelong passion for making a positive impact on the lives of people who need support.

Her experience spans learning disability, mental health, complex needs, older people, young people’s services, homelessness and substance misuse. She has developed innovative and ground- breaking services in partnership with people who need them and is a passionate advocate for the improving the quality of the homes and built environment is social care settings.

In her early career she held high profile policy roles within the NSPCC and Barnardos and led the cross government Young People’s Substance misuse programme in the Department for Education for 4 years.

“It’s a privilege to lead Bolton Cares as Managing Director, into our next era – working with the Board, colleagues and people we support to continue to provide high quality care and support across all our services and realise our ambitions to grow and do more for the communities across Bolton, Wigan and Salford into the future.


Lisa Antoni, Head of Finance & Resources

Lisa joined Bolton Cares in 2017 as Finance, Audit & Resources Manager after coming to the conclusion that she wanted to work for a sector that makes a positive difference to people’s lives and the community.

She has a wealth of experience in finance having worked in both utilities and manufacturing industries leading on organisation-wide business services including, finance teams, health and safety, audit, quality, ICT and efficiency programmes. Lisa now leads all of the Bolton Cares support services and is dedicated to ensuring the compliance and financial stability of the company.

“We are trying to bring fresh eyes to traditional care and are using technology to create a more innovative and exciting model. The sector is changing and our investments will help achieve our vision and ensure the company operates sustainably for the long term, while also raising the quality of opportunity across the board.

Different ways of thinking will help with this journey and enable Bolton Cares to grow and develop while enabling our workforce to thrive and get the most out of their career.”

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