Meet The Trustees
Kombo Magara - Chair
Kombo is a Human Resources professional who has worked in both the private and public sector over the last 9 years. Having spent much of her career living and working in Greater Manchester she became involved with TDAS at the end of 2019. She is passionate about the work of TDAS and the third sector and is honoured to use her skills and experience in her first Trustee role.
She is currently completing an Executive MBA in Senior Leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Judith Lloyd - Vice Chair
Judith is the current Vice-Chair of Trustees and a long-standing member of the Trust Board of TDAS. She has been involved with TDAS since the 1990s. She is a local councillor and Armed Forces and Veterans champion. Previously she was Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee, Mayor of Trafford and is a retired Justice of the Peace.
Judith is a Governor at two Trafford Schools, a primary and a secondary. She has a particular interest in Safeguarding.
Aneesa Rahman - Treasurer
Aneesa has worked for Manchester City Council for 16 years and is now an Appeals Officer there. She became involved in voluntary work after working in various community organisations and training as a counsellor. She is a School Governor in Manchester and also volunteers with Cruse Bereavement Care. Her children were educated in Trafford.
Jo manages a national charitable Foundation, commissioning grant-funded projects. She is an experienced commissioner and partnerships manager, and has worked in both the public and VCSE sectors, leading on various programmes of work including safeguarding, homelessness, mental health, teenage pregnancy and youth employment. She is a qualified youth worker and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare and Protection. Jo joined the board in 2021. She is a resident of Trafford and has previously been a member of Trafford Housing Trust’s Social Investment Panel.
Lauren joined the Board as a Trustee in 2021 after relocating back to her home town of Sale, Trafford. Lauren’s 15 year career has been spent working in Banking covering Investment and Commercial Banking and she now works within the Digital Finance space.
Lauren is passionate about supporting TDAS and the valuable services they offer aswell as being excited to utilise her skillset to help TDAS grow and develop and be the best organisation that it can be.
Andy is the head of APSE Solutions, the consultancy arm of APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence). APSE is a local government support organisation, headquartered in Trafford, with members across the UK. A well as managing the service Andy is an experienced consultant in his own right specialising in procurement, business development and strategic issues.
Andy was for 12 years a member of Bradford Council and also served on the West Yorkshire Police Authority. He has worked in youth work, residential social work, education welfare and for 12 years before joining APSE, was a senior manager with a voluntary sector organisation working in the field of homelessness and welfare rights. He has also been a member of the Legal Services Commission of the Legal Aid Board, an alternate Director of Leeds/Bradford Airport, Chair of a Regeneration Partnership Board and a School and College Governor.
Andy holds an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the LSE and a BA (Hons) in Social Administration.
Sofia Higgins is an experienced Equalities professional who has worked across several Public Sector organisations. She joined the board in 2008 and remains deeply committed to positive outcomes for those experiencing domestic abuse. Sofia lives in Trafford and started her career in the voluntary sector, specialising in Welfare Rights and tribunal representation work. She continues to work in the third sector regionally, holds an MSc in Leadership and is currently undertaking PhD research to develop Women’s leadership within the Third Sector.
Vicky has been as Trustee of TDAS since 2018. She has lived in Trafford for over 25 years. Her career is varied, currently a civil servant, she previously worked in education for 9 years, most recently in safeguarding, pastoral and attendance. Prior to working in education she was a customer service manager for over 25 years in a FTSE 100 advertising company.