Who We Are?


Dr Arif Rajpura

Director of Public Health

Executive Board Members

Neil Jack

Chief Executive, Blackpool Council

Chief Superintendent Stuart Noble

Divisional Commander, Lancashire Police

Wendy Swift

Director of Strategy/Deputy Chief Executive

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Claire Smith

President StayBlackpool/Owner Number One Hotels

Mark Fitzgerald

Store Manager, Sainsbury’s PLC

Ashok Khandelwhal

Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector Member

David Houston

CEO, Trinity Hospice

Mike Crowther

Programme Director, Groundwork

Dave Bannister

Community Member

Alan Reid

Disability First

Jake Adams

Member of Youth Parliament

Jane Hugo

CEO, Streetlife

Tracy Hopkins

CEO, Blackpool Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Andy Charles

Business in the Community

” I am the Member of Youth Parliament for Blackpool and the Chair of Blackpool Youth Voice, being a member of the Fairness Commission is something which I am very passionate about as making Blackpool a fairer and more inclusive place for everyone is my main passion”                                                                                         Jake Adams

”I reperesent  Fylde coast Hindu society which very strongly believes in  integrated  cohesive society based on the old Hindu principles ”VasudevKutumbhakam” (whole world is one big family)Recognition of  the diverse  strength in the society to build and support aspirations for all  has been the driving source to bring  me to the  Fairness commission”                                                                                         Ashok Khandelwal

“I have lived and worked in Blackpool all my life and I want to contribute to plans and actions which help make Blackpool a fairer place to live and work.  My background is working in the voluntary sector and I am keen to promote partnership working create positive change.”                                                                                Jake Adams

“I am passionate about the work of the Fairness Commission and am very proud to be involved. To me the Fairness Commission is about enabling everyone who lives and works in Blackpool to reach their true potential, to recognise that we can only achieve that if we are prepared to help and support each other and for us each to accept our own personal responsibility in making Blackpool the fairest place to be.”                    Mike Crowther