Clare is a retired Chartered Accountant and Tax adviser. She was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and retired in 2011 after over 38 years’ service. As well as looking after international clients, she held senior management roles on the UK Tax leadership team, the Northern leadership and as Global Retail and Consumer leader. She also served on the firm’s Global Supervisory and UK Supervisory Boards. She was a Non Executive Director of United Utilities for 7 years up to 1995 and a Trustee of British American Business Group for over 10 years.
Since retiring, she has held a small number of roles in the charitable and educational sectors including the NW Board of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Governor and Treasurer at The Manchester Grammar School and New Islington Free School and joined The Healthy Life Foundation in early 2017.
Maurice is a Senior Partner at Brabners in Manchester and is also Head of the Sports team. In 2012 Maurice stepped down as a director of Manchester United Football Club after 28 years’ service.
Maurice was a Director of the Rugby Football League Board for 12 years and also interim Chairman. He is a director of Lancashire County Cricket Club (2012). He is also a director of the British Association for Sport & Law having been its former President and Chairman. He is Chairman of British Swimming, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, the Rugby League European Federation and Barnsley Football Club.
Maurice chairs a number of charitable bodies including Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity, the Board of Governors of The Manchester Grammar School and the New Islington Free School Project.
Maurice was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by University College London in 2011 and the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2011 for services to Charity. He was also recognised in the Manchester Legal Awards 2013 for an Outstanding Achievement Award and he received the North West Pride Award at North West Business Masters Awards 2013. He was voted 2014 International Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year at the recent who’s Who Legal Annual Awards in New York.
Maurice WatkinsCBE (Trustee)
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Katherine’s background is in media sponsorship & promotions, sports event management & fundraising. When her mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer January 2010 she felt compelled to get involved in the fight against cancer. In June 2010 Katherine was appointed as Project Manager for Breakthrough Breast Cancers £5 Million NW Appeal and subsequently became an Appeal Board Member. During this time she was exposed to the inspirational and ground breaking research of Professor Michael Lisanti which led to her founding OMGTEA Ltd. A percentage of their profits go into The Healthy Life Foundation.
Founder of Boot Out Breast Cancer – Debbie decided to set up the charity in 2010 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was one of the lucky ones as her cancer was discovered early and her prognosis was very good.She has a team of 10 friends who are all determined to make a difference. Each committed to fundraising and to making sure that every penny raised is spent on some much needed equipment in the NHS. The overall aim is to provide equipment for as many breast cancer units in the North West as possible.Since coming into contact with Professor Michael Lisanti a few years back Debbie has been a huge supporter of his ground breaking research and was therefore delighted to be asked to help found The Healthy Life Foundation.
John is a former professional footballer having played for Oldham Athletic, Rochdale and Kramfors (Sweden) during the 1980s.
After retiring he spent seven years in Leisure Management for the Greater Manchester Police and a further eight years as the Northwest Regional Director for the National Football in the Community Programme working closely with Chief Executives at Premier League and Football League Clubs.
John is now Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and his role highlights the positive impact and pivotal role of PFA members in support of Community, Education, and Charitable work.
He represents the PFA on many committees, including the Premier League/PFA Community Fund, the Football League Trust, the Princes Trust and Sports Chaplaincy UK, whilst also supporting the extensive equalities work of the union. He also acts as an advisor to FIFPro in all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility.
John HudsonDirector of Corporate Social Responsibility at The Professional Footballers Association (The PFA).
Represents Manchester Law Society in all of its external relationships.
Responsible for leading and managing the Manchester Law Society offices to deliver services to members. Positioning Manchester Law Society as an effective body to key stake holders including members and staff, build effective partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and ensure that the Society’s brand and image is enhanced and maintained. Build and sustain partnerships and relationships with key stakeholder groups and opinion formers ensuring services are attuned to their needs.