Meet the Board

Community CVS’s board of trustees is made up of trustees that are nominated by member organisations or individual members of the community. The Board of trustees meet 6 times a year.

Trustees’ Biographies

Paul Mason


Paul has been Chair since 2014. He also serves as a Trustee of both Blackburn Healthy Living and Blackburn Improvement District. (B. I. D. He is Chair of St. Stephen’s C. of E. Primary School and a member of the Chapter of Blackburn Cathedral. He has experience of working in community development.

Councillor Tazzy Fazal

Businessman and local councillor. Volunteer with several community groups and initiatives.

Brian Todd

Retired Social worker. Chair of Blackburn with Darwen Older People’s Forum and Ewood Community Association.

Bob McDonald

Business Development role for Blackburn with Darwen Without Abuse, a local charity tackling domestic violence. Over 30 years’ experience working in local government, an economic development agency and as a university lecturer and researcher.

Cannon Shannon Ledbetter

Unitarian Minister. Involved in establishing a number of social enterprises. Trustee of Housing People Building Communities.

Abdul Mulla (Vice Chair)

Chief Executive Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen and Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living. 20 plus years’ experience of Community Development and Youth Work within a local authority and voluntary sector context within Blackburn with Darwen.

Pele Mathauda

Local businessman, who owns a Menswear shop within Blackburn Town Centre. Variety of roles within amateur football, including being a committee member of Blackburn Sunday Football League and the Lancashire Football Association.

Mohammed Tayyab Sidat

Founder and Operational Director of the Inter Maddrassah Organisation, a local charity. A respected Maulana within our local muslim community, Mohammed chairs the Blackburn with Darwen Interfaith Forum. Experience of working in local government.

Shajida Shah

Kiran Women’s Group.