Hi. I’m Simon Walker and I was one of the founding members of MYST and now Chair the Board of Trustees. Although I have a full time job and a family, I am keen to keep my links with MYST as I strongly believe that supporting entrepreneurship, especially in areas that don’t get as much mainstream support, is vital to the local and national economy.
I work for a NASDAQ listed Speciality Chemical Company and as Site Process Engineering & Projects Manager I am responsible for all chemical & process engineering activities across an 80 hectare, multi plant, multi-product, multi business site. Ellesmere Port site is Innospec’s largest manufacturing site, employing over 175 people in the manufacturing area. I have the Site Process Engineer and a multi-disciplinary Projects Team reporting to me and together we deliver the site’s Capital and Decommissioning Projects programme. We also lead on technology development, whether safety, environmental, efficiency, plant availability, cost or business improvement. I also liaise with Research and Technology to bring new products onto new or existing plant.
Qualified as Youth Leader in Liverpool 1961. Chair Merseyside Youth Association 1976 – 1986: Chair UK Youth 1990 – 1998 : Chair Youth Federation 2012- 2014: Governor Free School currently.
Joint M-D Food Distribution company 40 years.
John practiced as a barrister and was called to the Bar in 1984. He was a member of Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool.
John practiced mainly in the areas of Personal Injury and Professional Misconduct. He sat as a Recorder.
John joined the Board of Trustees at MYST in 2015.
John retired from practice in 2020 and from sitting in 2021
Steph has long standing experience in the third sector around the Merseyside region.
Hello, I’m Hugh and as a Trustee & Treasurer, I’m responsible for all financial matters within the Charity, from keeping the day to day accounts up to date with the help of the Chief Executive, to budgets and forecasts as well as helping with funding bids.
I’ve been a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) for over 30 years. I’ve worked in a wide range of businesses, from family owned SMEs to senior finance roles in global companies including Shell, Avis and Marconi – as well as running my own companies.
I was asked to help MYST put a new accounts system in to improve financial control and reporting (something I’ve done dozens of times over the years) and was so taken with its raison d’être, that I joined the Trustees team to help it continue its excellent work.
I love my cricket – I’ve been a Lancashire County Cricket Club member for over 40 years and get to Old Trafford to watch Lancashire and England whenever I can. I have a very eclectic taste in music and I’m afraid I’m a bit of a petrol head!
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