Meet the team

Patron

The Viscount Rothermere – Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust

President

Murdoch MacLennan – Chairman of the Press Association Group and Independent News & Media

Staff

Mike Mirams

CEO

Mike became CEO in 2018 having been a trustee for many years. His background is in magazine distribution most recently as MD of COMAG.

Tom Rodger

Operations Director

Tom joined us in 2019 after a long career in wholesale. He looks after our industry partnerships and future sustainability.

Sinead Flood

Welfare Manager

Sinead is our longest serving staff member having joined the team in 2003. She manages the welfare department and the welfare team.

Laura Grice

Financial Controller

Laura joined us in 2020 and is a Chartered Accountant. She looks after all the financial aspects of the charity.

Lindsay Rule

Marketing Officer & EA to the CEO

Lindsay has a background in arts marketing and joined us in 2018. She is responsible for all the communications for the charity.

Katie Youngs

Deputy Welfare Manager

Katie deputises for Sinead and has worked for NewstrAid since 2017. She works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners.

Angela Randall

Welfare & Benefits Officer

Angela joined NewstrAid in 2018 and is an expert in state benefits advice. She works closely with our beneficiaries and almoners.

Frankie Gabbani

Welfare Assistant

Frankie joined the team in 2019 and provides invaluable admin support to the whole team.

The Board of Trustees

Chairman: Neil Jagger (Trustee, Newtrade Media)

Vice Chairman: Richard Webb (Executive Partner, Gartner)

TRUSTEES:
Colin Fletcher (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
David Holliday (Director, Landmark Publishing Services Ltd)
Adrian Hughes (Managing Director Marketforce)
Ingrid Jones (Circulation Consultant)
Shaun Jones (Head of Circulation, Mail Newspapers)
Paul Latham (Area Distribution Manager, Smiths News)
Catherine Newman (Chief Marketing Officer, Manchester United)
Ian Nisbet (Regional Manager South, Menzies Distribution)
Tracy O’Sullivan (Managing Director, Seymour Distribution Ltd)
Ron Rushbrook (National Federation of Retail Newsagents)
Ralph Patel (Retail Newsagent & Ex NFRN National President)