The Trust Board elected Mike as their Chair in September 2023. Mike was brought up in Leyland and now lives in Hoghton, Chorley.
Mike was originally a Marine Engineer on deep-sea oil tankers and then a maintenance engineer at Farington Foundry, part of Leyland Bus & Truck. Latterly Mike was a senior trades union official for Prospect representing senior staff in security sensitive industries such as civil nuclear and the Ministry of Defence; Mike’s last role was National Head of Organising and Commercial Services.
The skills Mike brings to the Board are: cross political party working; stakeholder management; project planning and leadership development. Mike was also a trustee of the national charity The British Stammering Association; as a lifelong stammerer Mike is passionate about helping others with a stammer.