Mike Blackburn

Regional Director, BT


Mike lives in the North West and has been Chair of BT’s NW Regional Board since 2007.  This role leads BT in the NW and aims to put BT at the heart of local communities. The board works to better understand and respond to the needs of local people and business, and to promote the NW inside BT.

Mike is also chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership which sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s governance arrangements, ensuring that business leaders are empowered to set the strategic course, determine local economic priorities and drive growth and job creation within the city region.  .

Mike holds a number of other Non Exec or Trustee roles :

Deputy chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team.
Trustee of the Lowry Theatre, Salford.
Chair of governors at the Greater Manchester Academy Trust.
Trustee of NYAS.
North West advisory board member for Business in the Community. Mike was chosen as the Prince’s NW Regional Ambassador for 2010/11 and 2011/12.

Mike was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2015 for services to the economy in the North West.