Tom Russel – Chair
“Young people in Manchester are the future of our city and they deserve the best, which is what The Factory aims to give them.”
Jim Smith – Deputy Chair
Jim is Managing Director of Clear Marketing and is responsible for PR/Marketing for The Factory within the board.
Chris has been the CEO of Citation since March 2013. Citation Professional Solutions is a leading provider of Employment Law, HR, Health & Safety and Training Solutions.
Elaine is the Head of Youth Strategy at Manchester City Council. She assists with safeguarding issues at The Factory, supporting the CEO and Safeguarding Officer in high risk cases.
Heather works for Deloitte as an Audit Partner and is responsible for financial management within the board.
Kate is Marketing and HR Director of Bruntwood. Kate was Chair of the Board for 3 years and now contributes broadly to the marketing and fundraising strategy.
Michael is a partner at Addleshaw Goddard where he leads the Infrastructure Projects and Energy team. He also has a wide range of non-executive expertise in public services.
Peter’s role as a Board member is to assist the CEO and staff in securing long term relationships with public & private sector organisations for work experience, training and employment opportunities.
Sandra is a Labour Councillor for Harpurhey. Sandra and her family experience The Factory first hand as two of her children are Junior members.