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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.”

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Sanjeet Bains, Managing Director

After working with Bolton Cares as Interim Chief Executive since October 2020, Sanjeet was appointed as Managing Director in August 2021. He is  committed to working alongside the Leadership Team to develop its THRIVE vision.

As managing director, Sanjeet brings a wealth of experience in both public and commercial sectors. Joining Bolton Cares after working as Director for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy. He saw the chance to work with dedicated colleagues and wonderful people.

“I love the fact that no two days at Bolton Cares are the same. From meeting our colleagues and the people we support, to bidding for new contracts, developing partnerships, championing our organisation and working through some of the sector’s biggest challenges.

Through the work we do in the care sector, I am proud to have the ability to not only work alongside dedicated, passionate and determined people, but also have the potential to make a real difference to people’s lives.

A future where we THRIVE excites me!”

Sajjad Hussain Non-Executive Director

Biography and photograph to follow

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Jackie Partington-Tait, Operations Director

Since undertaking her Duke Of Edinburgh award at 14, Jackie has spent her entire career championing high-quality, person-centred, and asset-based care and support for adults with learning disabilities. She joined Bolton Cares in 2016 as Operations Director after seeing a fantastic opportunity to serve her local community.

Jackie has held executive roles at national organisations in the commercial and third sector, most notably, HFT and Barnardo’s as well as several non-executive positions for charitable organisations. She now provides leadership to all frontline services, including more than 450 staff.

“I have always had a strong belief that, with the right support people from all walks of life can achieve great things.

I want the people we support to have the very best life and for Bolton Cares to help people to achieve this. I want all staff to have an enriched experience working for Bolton Cares and to really care about what they do and the people they support.”

Lisa Antoni

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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