Our Board

Meet Our Board

Sir Michael

Sir Michael Bibby Bt. DL, Chairman

Sir Michael was Managing Director of Bibby Line Group for 18 years and was appointed as a Non Executive Director in August 2018. Prior to this, Sir Michael spent several years at Unilever as a project accountant. He also worked at Coopers & Lybrand in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant following his graduation from Oxford University in 1984.

Sir Michael joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2018. He is also involved in a number of other roles including Director of Mersey Maritime, President of the Chamber of Shipping, Chairman of the Institute of Family Business Research Foundation and President of the Indefatigable Old Boys Association. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Liverpool which he achieved in July 2012

Graham Morris Obe

Graham Morris OBE

Graham has 40 years experience of the automotive industry including the roles of President of Rover Cars North America, Board Member responsible for global Sales and Marketing at Audi AG and Chief Executive of Rolls Royce and Bentley Motors. Graham was awarded the OBE in 2011 and is also an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University. He joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2002. Having held the position of Chairman during 2018, he is a member of the Finance & Audit and Remuneration Committees

Mark Blakeman

Mark Blakeman

Mark is Director of IS & Infrastructure at NHS England. Previously Mark worked at University Hospitals South Manchester and at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he led the Trust’s ambitious programme to create a truly modern digital hospital. Mark joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2015 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee

John Jones

John Jones

John is a qualified Accountant who spent 27 years with the Littlewoods Group in roles including Finance Director and Acting Managing Director of High Street Operations. John joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2010 and is Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee

Liz Perry

Liz Perry

Liz was the Supply Chain Director of Costa until she retired in 2009, she had previously been Head of Primary Logistics at Sainsbury’s and also spent over 30 years with Marks and Spencer working in both the UK and the International Businesses. Liz is also a Trustee of the Costa Foundation. She joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2014 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee

Les Thomas

Les Thomas

Les began his career in manufacturing before moving into sales and marketing. He established his own printing company, supplying many of the UK’s leading retailers. Following the successful sale of his business in 2008, Les is now a consultant working with some of the UK’s largest printers and advising retail organisations on print and marketing procurement. Les joined the Board of Charities Trust in 2015 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

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