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The Board

Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the company.

Keith Bradley - Chairman. The Rt. Hon. the Lord Bradley of Withington


The Rt. Hon. the Lord Bradley of Withington is Honorary Special Adviser at the University of Manchester. From 2018 Lord Bradley became Chair of Council of Salford University and he is also Chair of MaST LIFTCo and BTG LIFTCo, a member of the Advisory Board on Female Offenders (MoJ) and Trustee of the Centre for Mental Health and the Prison Reform Trust. Formerly Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington 1987–2005, he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Social Security (1997–98), Deputy Chief Whip (1998–2001), Minister of State at the Home Office (2001–02) and a member of the Health Select Committee (2002–05). He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 2001 and ennobled in 2006. The Bradley Report on people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system was published on 30 April 2009.

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Charlotte Douglass - Director


Director Charlotte joined the asset management team at Equitix in June 2016. She has particular focus on the real estate assets within the Funds. Charlotte has over 13 years of transactional and advisory experience in Real Estate. Prior to Equitix, Charlotte was an Assistant Director within the Real Estate Corporate Finance team at Ernst & Young – undertaking transactional activity, strategic consultancy and restructuring across the Care Homes, Retail, Office, student accommodation and residential sectors for a range of private and public sector clients. Charlotte trained as a Commercial Property Surveyor at King Sturge, has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University and is a member of RICS. 

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Andy Muir - Director


Andy is the North West Regional Director for Community Health Partnerships. His previous roles include working across Cheshire and Merseyside as a Strategic Estates Lead in NHS England, and with over 20 years NHS experience, he’s also spent significant time working in Commissioning, Primary Care and Commissioning Support.

Andy gained his Masters at Salford University in 2007, and has extensive experience managing relationships across the public and private sectors. Prior to his NHS career he worked in leasehold and social housing.

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Stewart Small - Director


Stewart Small is a Board Director appointed by Equitix in November 2022. He holds responsibility for a number of projects across a broad range of social infrastructure sectors including healthcare, education, police and student accommodation.

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Clare Postlethwaite - Director


Clare is a qualified accountant and has worked in the NHS for over 25 years.  She has held roles in a variety of NHS organisations ranging from Programme Director to senior finance roles and for a number of years was the Associate Chief Finance Officer within Bury. 


Clare was also heavily involved in the initial phase 1 LIFT schemes in Greater Manchester and in particular project managed to financial close the award winning Salford Gateway centres.  In 2009, at the national LIFT awards, further to her work as Manchester, Salford and Trafford LIFT Partnership Director Clare was awarded the CHP special recognition award.


Following a career break to support her family, Clare now works within Bury as a Programme Director and remains driven to ensure that the LIFT and wider NHS estate is enabled to drive out best value for all the populations that they serve.

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