Mike Blackburn OBE

Mike Blackburn OBE

Mike Blackburn is the Vice President, Strategy & Planning for BT Global Government. He is also BT’s Regional Director for the North West and has been at the company since 1992.

In addition to this he is the chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, sits on the board of the Lowry Theatre, Salford and has been a Trustee of NYAS since 2000 which is a national charity giving socio-legal advice and advocacy support to children and young people. He also sits on the North West advisory board for Business in the Community and was selected as the Prince’s NW Regional Ambassador for 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Mike is Chair of governors at the new Manchester Communication Academy which opened in Harpurhey in 2010. The Academy has already achieved some significant success in its community programmes as well as its partnership arrangements, and now attracts double the number of students for each available place.

Mike is on the North West advisory board for the Prince of Wales charity, Business in the Community twice being chosen as the Princes NW regional Ambassador (in 2010/11 and 2011/12). He is also the Deputy Chair of the North West Business Leadership Team, and taking lead on transport.