Michael Mercieca

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"Michael Mercieca was appointed Chief Executive of Young Enterprise in April 2012. He was previously Director of Finance & Operations at The Prince's Trust which he joined in 2003. As a member of the Senior Management Team he was responsible for Finance, Corporate Support Services, Programme Design and Management of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"Over the years, leading a team of 220 staff, Michael helped improve the governance, financial and programme management of The Trust, helping to build the charity's reserves and steadily increasing the number of young people supported each year. Michael began his career in manufacturing at GKN and Racal Electronics and then switched to the media sector as financial controller for BBC Enterprises. He rose to become Financial Director of BBC World Service TV and UK Cable and Satellite TV, launching BBC News around the world and UK Channels such as UK Gold and UK Living.

"After that he was Interactive Service Director at BSkyB and Finance Director at the film and TV production company Mentorn Barraclough Carey. Through his own firm, Media Gap, he has advised companies such as Yellow Pages, NTL, Telewest, and The Co-operative Bank. He qualified as a chartered management accountant in 1980. "[1]

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  1. Young Enterprise Senior Leadership, organizational web page, accessed June 23, 2012.