Our team

The Manchester Local Care Organisation leadership team oversee the work of the organisation and is responsible for the long term development of community based care in the city. They have a wealth of experience of managing services in Manchester and beyond that they bring to MLCO. The leadership team are supported by a small but dedicated corporate team who lead on our various pieces of work.

You can contact any member of the team via our email address communications@manchesterlco.org  

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Michael McCourt

Chief executive

Michael is responsible for the overall running of MLCO. A nurse by background, he is an experienced NHS chief executive in Greater Manchester and has designed and led integrated health and social care services. Michael joined MLCO to lead the ambition for community and neighbourhood care and improved health for the people of the city.

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Katy Calvin-Thomas

Director of strategy/deputy chief executive

Katy leads the overall strategic development of MLCO with partners. She is responsible for developing the LCO business plan, business planning, programme management and developing the LCO commissioning approach.

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Mark Edwards

Chief operating officer

Mark is responsible for day to day operations across the services MLCO provide. Alongside ensuring continuity of services, his portfolio includes ensuring new models of care are implemented to transform and improve care.

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Bernie Enright

Adult services

Bernie is responsible for the operational delivery of all adult social care for MLCO. Her responsibilities also include engaging with partners and stakeholders across the voluntary & community sector and the NHS to integrate services around the needs of individuals and families. Her role spans MLCO, Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Social Care Commissioning.

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Laura Foster


Laura is responsible for supporting the LCO to look after the resources given to it, ensuring that these are used to enable the best possible impact in improving the health and well-being of the people of Manchester.

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Jon Lenney


Jon leads on workforce and organisational development issues for MLCO and is responsible for ensuring our teams transition smoothly, are well-engaged in developing and delivering the organisation’s plans, and that we have the right workforce in place with the right skills.

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Sohail Munshi

Chief medical officer

Sohail is a practicing GP in Manchester and has been for over 20 years. He is responsible for leading the clinical strategy of MLCO, aiming to improve population health and wellbeing by turning the strategy into reality.

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Ian Trodden

Chief nurse

Ian is the nursing lead at MLCO and has corporate responsibility for quality governance which includes risk & safety, effectiveness and patient experience. Ian is the professional lead for all nurses and allied health professionals at MLCO.