Anthony Richards MBE., JP

Tony is the Executive Chairman of the Millennium Centre and Managing Director of local window/door frame supplier Arcoframe. In the late 1990s it was Tony’s vision and leadership that helped to shape the Millennium Centre as it is today.

He was a long serving member of the Knowsley Magistrates Bench and Founder of the St Helens and Knowsley Hospice Steering Committee, which culminated in the opening of the new Willowbrook Hospice. Other past voluntary positions include Chairman of the St Helens Physically Disabled Society, St Helens District Blind Society and the local Sue Ryder Home. For many years he was Chief Officer of the St Helens & Knowsley Community Health Council, and also served on the National Association of Community Health Councils.

His services for the local community have been recognised by becoming an Honorary Freeman of the Metropolitan borough of St Helens (2000), winning the Entrepreneur of the Year award (2004) and receiving an MBE (2006).

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Richard Watson

Richard Watson is presently one of the joint Vice Chairman of The Millennium Centre.

Richard has undergone many roles during his career. He worked for St Helens & Knowsley Health Authority from 1983-1999 as Deputy District Administrator. Following a period as Acting Chief Executive, Richard retired in 1999.

Following retirement, Richard undertook work for a number of hospital and community Trusts in both the Acute and Mental Health Sector. In addition, he has provided support to the Voluntary Sector. This has included work for Age Concern in St Helens & Knowsley, Project Management for the Millennium Centre at its inception, and disabled services in Knowsley and other voluntary health related organisations.

Richard Barton

Richard Barton qualified from the Liverpool School of Pharmacy in 1973 and started his career at Whiston Hospital working as a Quality Control Pharmacist. He worked at Whiston until 1980, when he moved to a Prescot-based Community Pharmacy; he managed the business for eleven years before eventually buying out the previous owner in 1991.

During the latter stages of his career, Richard served on the St Helens & Knowsley Pharmacy Committee (also fulfilling the role of Treasurer) before he retired in 2004.

He is currently a member (and past Chairman) of Windle Parish Council.

Nicholas Wilding

Nicholas Wilding is a Director and Trustee of the St Helens Theatre Royal and of the Elmet Trust in Yorkshire. He has been the President of the St Helens Amateur Operatic Society and is also a Trustee of the Harry & Mavis Charitable Trust and the Hebden Royd & District Swimming Pool Association.

He is the Film Archivist of the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society and also sits on the board of the Mytholmroyd Community Centre and on the Hebden Bridge Old Peoples Welfare Committee.

Nicholas runs his own TV production company (Excalibur Productions) and in 2011 screened one of his films at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Phil Girling

Phil Girling is a chartered Civil Engineer, spending most of his career in a contracting environment in the UK and also working abroad in South Africa. Projects managed include the Prescot Reservoir, A1/M1 Dishforth extension, the Easington gas handling facility and the Malmaison Hotel in Liverpool.

Phil is also a former Chairman of the Rainford Round Table.

Ann Humphreys

Joel Wood

Joel Wood is a graduate of King’s College; London, and holds a Diploma in Financial Services-from The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

His regulated financial services company, Assured Life Advisers, sponsors the Steve Prescott Foundation’s Pride of St. Helens Charity Champion award.

He also has interests in private and commercial property. Joel is an active member of the Rotary Club of St. Helens where he is President-Elect. For several years, Joel has overseen the planning and preparation for Rainford’s Christmas Fayre, together with, the local authority and volunteers.

Having completed the National Three Peaks Challenge and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Joel is fond of the outdoors.

Dr Mohamed Hany Mohamed El Sheshtawy Ali Nasr
Dr Hany Mohamed has worked all his professional life in the NHS; he has been a House Officer, Consultant Obstetrician and a Gynaecologist. During the last ten years of his NHS career, he worked as a Senior Partner in General Practice. At the moment, Dr Mohamed is retired from the NHS.
Hany served as a Magistrate in St Helens on the Merseyside bench. Dr Mohamed has four academic degrees: M.B., B.CH.; MRCOG; MBA and a Law Degree where he has trained as a Barrister but is not practicing.
Since the loss of his son in a diving accident in 2008, Hany has devoted all his time for charity work; previously, (mainly) in Egypt, he has been building a hospital in his son’s name.
Dr Mohamed is now able and willing to participate in charity work in this country.