MyWorld People

Mike Dwan

Michael Dwan, Trustee

Michael is the Managing Partner of Equity Solutions & Partners Limited, a leading multi-disciplined infrastructure business.  He has 25 years’ experience working in partnership with the public sector, has created and invested in over £4bn of assets over that period and is a leading innovator and key influencer in the public/private arena.

Michael is also a Trustee of Helping Hands Trust. Helping Hands supports people and causes in the UK and abroad, particularly individuals suffering or in need due to financial hardship, sickness, disability or distress. Its focus is to advance education and personal achievement and it has a strong track record in providing education support, particularly for children from challenging backgrounds, to make a significant difference to their lives.

Michael has five children.

Terry Flanagan, Trustee

Terry Flanagan is well known for his active fundraising in Oldham as private-sector liaison and deputy chair of Mahdlo Youth Zone as well as being a world-renowned Rugby League star.

As he was developing a glittering career in rugby, he also had a construction job, went on to work on oil rigs and, hungry for a new challenge, co-founded what has now become one of the largest mobile communications consultancies on the planet, with a multi-million pound turnover.

After taking early retirement, Terry now has a high-profile role as lead fundraiser for Mahdlo and invests in small start-ups such as Commando Joe’s a fun and fitness programme for kids.