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Trustees who served in recent years

We are grateful for the service of past Trustees and are very pleased to acknowledge them here.

Mike Porter

Mike served as a Trustee from 2012 to 2019, with the latter five years as Chairman. 

Mike has worked in a number of different industry sectors but spent twenty years in the technology and business process outsourcing market, where he became Managing Director of a business with over two thousand staff. He has lived and worked in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada. In 2009 he set up his own management consultancy business and continues to support a number of small and medium sized companies as well as providing coaching support to senior managers.

With a Masters degree in Business Administration, Mike went to school and university in Lancashire, though he was born and raised in Scotland moving to England when he was seven.

Following a four-year spell living in Denver, Colorado, Mike returned to the UK in 2007 and is now settled in the picturesque Eden Valley in North Cumbria. He is a keen walker and motorcyclist and has been a supporter of Preston North End for 50 years. His eldest two children are married and the youngest is currently reading English at Hull University.

Mike’s wife Amanda was diagnosed with adult-onset Pompe disease (GSD2) in 2011. She commenced treatment with Myozyme and moved to home infusions in 2012.