Michael Simpson

Non-Executive Director

Michael is our Non-Executive Director.

He is currently a Policy Advisor in Government, at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. He was awarded a 2018 Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, undertaking research in the US on social venture incubators.

He is a keen writer, having been published by The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and The Huffington Post. He has written the following articles:

Michael graduated from the University of Manchester with first-class honours in American History, Politics and Literature, alongside receiving the A&M Kaiser Award for excellence in the field of history. Before Year Here, he had experience in PR and journalism – and worked for a community centre in Islington.

In his spare time Mike is a keen football and tennis player and lifelong Newcastle United supporter.