Governance & Management

The dedicated Broughton House team work together to ensure we make the best possible use of our funds and resources to deliver the best quality of life to our veterans.

Our Patron – HRH The Duke of York KG

HRH The Duke of York KG became Patron of the charity in1998 and recently joined the team at Manchester Cathedral to celebrate 100 years of veteran care.

As well as his work with the armed forces, HRH The Duke of York has a passion for Entrepreneurship and recently launched the Pitch@Palace scheme which offers the chance to get Tech businesses in front of a global audience of influencers who can catapult it to the next level.

Our President – The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr.Warren Smith. KStj JP Dlitt LLD KG

The Lord-Lieutenant is a retired businessman and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1983, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 1995 and High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in 1997-98. He was appointed the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 2007.

Regeneration is a passion and a thread running throughout his business and public life. His voluntary activities have been focused on social exclusion and the arts as a driver for regeneration.

Warren Smith is President of the Council of St John, Honorary Colonel of the Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force and Chairman of Salford Lads’ and Girls’ Club. His passion for the armed forces led him to become President of Broughton House in 2008.

The Lord-Lieutenant is an active supporter of the charity and regular visits as well as supporting the team at events across the region.

Our Chairman – Professor Sir Netar Mallick DL KB FRCP FRCPE FRCPI FRCSE

Sir Netar is Professor Emeritus of Renal Medicine in Manchester. He is one of Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenants for Greater Manchester and was High Sheriff of Greater Manchester 2002-2003. He was knighted in 1998. He was Medical Director of the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (2003-06) having been Medical Director of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards (1999-03). Sir Netar is a Government Adviser.  He received the Medal of Honour from Manchester University in 2014. Sir Netar has been Chairman of Broughton House since 2012.

Our Chief Executive – Mr. Ty Platten BA (Hons) Barrister

Ty Platten is a Director with extensive Health and Social Care operational experience; with the proven ability of managing, motivating and leading teams through significant internal and external market change, within the Health and Social Care sector. Ty is also a Trustee for Blind Veterans UK and was appointed as Chief Executive in January 2016.

Our Trustee Board

Mr George Almond Esq. CBE, OStJ, DL, MSc, FIFireE (Life), Chartered FCIPD

George became a Trustee at Broughton House in 2012 and is now Vice-Chairman. In 1995, he became County Fire Officer and Chief Executive for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and retired in 2002 after 40 years’ service. In recognition of his contribution to the Fire and Rescue Service and to the community locally and nationally, Her Majesty The Queen honoured George as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 and as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000. He has also been awarded Honorary Degrees by the Universities of Salford and Bolton.

With a wealth of experience in project management, George is currently the Chairman of the Broughton House Veteran Care Village Board.

Air Vice-Marshal Dr Jon Lamonte PhD MA BSc(Hons) CDir CMath CCMI FCIMA FCILT FIOD FRICS FRIN FRSA CDipAF DL RAF(retd)

Jon joined the Trustee Board in 2016 and is CEO for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).  His portfolio covers rail, bus, tram, highways, cycling and other forms of active transport.  Jon Lamonte was the CEO of Tube Lines from 2011 – 12, including the critical period of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tube Lines, as part of Transport for London, was responsible for the maintenance, renewal and upgrade of the Underground infrastructure on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Jon joined from the Royal Air Force where his most recent role was Chief of Staff, Strategy, Policy and Plans, which included co-leading the Strategic Defence and Security Review into the maritime programme for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Lieutenant Colonel Leanda J. Pitt OBE TD DL

Leanda joined the Regular Army in 1975 serving as a Military Policewoman in BAOR, Northern Ireland and London. In 1985 she joined the Army Reserve. She commanded Liverpool University Officers’ Training Corps from 1999-2002. In 1988 she became an Army Careers Officer, which was her full time employment and in 2002 she was appointed Commander Regional Recruiting for the North West until 2013. She now works for Capita as a Regional Operations Manager and is the operational head of Army recruiting for the North of England. Leanda was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2009. She is currently Vice Chairman Army for the North West and Isle of Man Reserve Forces and Cadets Association and became a Trustee for Broughton House in 2010.

Lieutenant Colonel Shauna Dixon MBE TD MSc RN RM RHV

Shauna joined the Health service in 1966 later qualifying as Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. In 1990 Shauna was appointed to the board of the Family Health Services Authority and then to West Pennine Heath Authority. In August 1989 Shauna joined the Territorial Army 207 Manchester General Hospital and was commissioned as a Captain in December 1989. In 2000 Shauna was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Matron of 207(Manchester) Field Hospital. In October of 2007 Shauna was appointed a Governor to the Corporation of The Oldham College and is currently Director of Clinical Leadership , Deputy Chief Executive of Oldham Primary Care trust. Shauna was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Years Honours List and was awarded an MBE.

Brigadier Tom O’Brien CBE TD ADC DL

Tom O’Brien has been a Trustee of Broughton House since 1997.He was commissioned into the Territorial Army in 1976 and finished as the Director Army Reserve. After a successful career in Business, Technology and Management Consultancy, he is now devoting his time to building a new Financial Services Business for the Armed Forces. He is an active participant in the charity world and a member of the ABF Appeal Committee in Cheshire. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Cheshire in October 2010 and a CBE in the 2012 New Years Honours List. He is also the Vice-Chair for the Reserves Forces & Cadets Association for the North West. A graduate of the University of Ulster, University of Leeds, London School of Economics and the Royal College of Defence Studies.

Mr Ken Bishop

After an early career in Local Government Ken joined Bernard Thorpe in Manchester becoming an Equity Partner in 1987 before the merger which created DTZ in 2003. He joined JLL as Development Director in January 2016. Ken’s activities focus primarily on the development of major City Centre sites including all aspects of mixed use development.  Ken has advised on some of the UK Regions most significant commercial developments including Spinningfields and Cheadle Royal. He is currently Lead Director for Noma on behalf of the Hermes/Co-operative Group JV, a scheme of 4 million sq ft in Manchester City Centre and the proposed 5 million sq ft development Airport City on behalf of Manchester Airports Group. Ken joined the Trustee Board in 2016.

Colonel Phil Loynes

Colonel Phil Loynes joined the Royal Marines in 1977 and served as a troop commander with 42 Commando RM in South Amagh, Northern Ireland.  He subsequently commanded his troop in Norway before taking up a nomination to attend Leeds University to study Law.  He returned to the Corps in 1982 to serve the next five years in 45 Commando RM. In 1987 he was appointed to the Directorate of Naval Recruiting, recruiting graduates for officer entry.  In 1989, he joined the Commander British Forces Hong Kong’s staff as the naval intelligence officer, supporting territorial and counter smuggling operations, and lecturing in Washington, Canberra and Hawaii.  He left the regular Royal Marines in 1997 to train as a commercial lawyer with the international law firm DLA Piper, specialising in Defence procurement and infrastructure projects.

Mrs E. Conn OBE JP DL BA (Hons)

Edith is the newest member of the Broughton House trustee board after joining in August 2017.

Over the years Edith has given a significant amount of her time to the community and to a number of different charities and organisations. She worked as a counsellor with the Citizens Advice Bureau, treasurer for the NSPCC, a committee member of the North West War Pensions Committee, chairman of Heart Research, Greater Manchester and a committee member of Christie Against Cancer. Edith’s passion has been the Greater Manchester Branch of the British Red Cross after joining in 1978.

In 1989 Edith was awarded the Badge of Honour for Devoted Service and Honorary Life Membership and in 1993 the Badge of Honour for Continued Dedicated and Distinguished Service. In 1999 she was appointed President of the Greater Manchester Red Cross.

In 2000 Edith was honoured by Her Majesty The Queen when she was awarded the OBE for services to The Greater Manchester Red Cross.

Mrs. Rebecca Rennison

Rebecca is a Director in Corporate Finance at PwC in Manchester where she specialises in Mergers and acquisitions. She was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking at Raymond James Financial in Vancouver, Canada, where she worked for over 15 years.  Rebecca was previously a Board member of CPA Canada’s Performance Reporting Board and Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.  She is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charterholder.  Rebecca joined the Trustee Board in 2017.

Commander David Allen

Lieutenant Commander David Allen served in the Royal Navy from 1954 until 1975 which includes his time at Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He then served with the Merchant Navy from 1975 until 1987.

He commanded ships in both services and when he came ashore in 1987 he continued his connection with the Royal Navy as a Retired Officer in a Civil Service appointment, working in Liverpool until he retired in 2003.

Our Executive Team

Development and Fundraising Director

Julie Verne

Marketing and Events Manager

Cara Roberts

Registered Nursing Home Manager

Deborah Campey

Charity Executive Manager

Catherine Healey

Registered Deputy Nursing Home Manager

Tami Pearson