Following the announcement of Alex van Straubenzee’s retirement from his position as Chief Executive Officer of NewstrAid, the trustees are pleased to announce that Mike Mirams has been appointed to the role, with effect from 1st November 2018.
Mike had a long career at magazine distributor, COMAG, including 11 years as Managing Director. Over his time in the industry, Mike has also worked closely with the Professional Publishers Association, serving as Chairman of its Newstrade Committee, and is still a trustee of ACE. Mike joined the trustee board of NewstrAid in April 2004 and was Chairman for six years from April 2012.
Chair of trustees Neil Jagger commented, “On behalf of the staff, trustees and beneficiaries of Newstraid, I would like to put on record our sincere thanks for the splendid job that Alex has done as CEO over the last 13 years. All of our good wishes go with him. Following a thorough recruitment process, I am delighted that Mike has agreed to become CEO. His industry experience and deep knowledge of Newstraid made him the ideal choice and I look forward to working closely with him.”
Mike Mirams added, “I’m honoured to be taking over from Alex and very much look forward to working with the businesses and our army of volunteers who enable us to help the many people from our industry, who now have need of our support.