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Mike Mirams has announced that he will be retiring from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the newspaper and magazine industry charity, NewstrAid, in August 2021.
Following a long career at magazine distributor COMAG, including 11 years as managing director, Mike took over as NewstrAid CEO in September 2018 having spent 14 years on the NewstrAid Trustee Board and six years as its Chairman.
Over the last two and a half years, Mike has steered the charity through a period of substantial development including significant staff changes, the launch of a new brand and website, and the challenge of Covid -19.
Neil Jagger, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “Mike has been an excellent CEO for NewstrAid. His business acumen, industry knowledge and leadership abilities have helped to successfully steer the charity through what could have been a particularly difficult period. He took over at a time when the regulatory landscape was changing, key senior members of the NewstrAid team had retired and then, of course, Covid struck. He will leave NewstrAid with a strong team in place and with confidence that the charity will continue to successfully serve its beneficiaries in the most difficult of circumstances and be able to raise much needed funds fully compliant with new regulation. On behalf of the Trustees, our army of volunteers, the NewstrAid staff and the charity’s beneficiaries, a huge thank you to Mike, we wish him every future success.”
Mike Mirams said: “It has been a pleasure and an honour to have been CEO of NewstrAid but it was always intended to be a transition role and now is the time for me to hand over to someone who can take the charity forward. I’m very proud of the NewstrAid team and grateful to all our fabulous volunteers and supporters across the industry.”
NewstrAid are currently advertising for a new CEO and anyone interested in applying should contact Lindsay@newstrAid.org.uk for a recruitment pack.
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NewstrAid is a charity which aims to provide welfare for people who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK and who find themselves in hardship. This includes their immediate family and dependants who are in need or in distress. The charity has been in existence for over 180 years and counts Charles Dickens amongst its presidents. www,newstraid.org.uk