Michael Simpson

Non-Executive Director

Mike is our Non-Executive Director.

He is currently a Policy Advisor in Government, at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.

After participating in the first Year Here cohort in 2013, Mike joined the team and went on to lead the programme. He left in 2018 when he was awarded a Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, undertaking research in the US on social venture incubators.

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.