By Andrew Holt

Michael Mercieca has been appointed chief executive of Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading enterprise education charity.

Mercieca is the former director of finance and operations at The Prince’s Trust, a post he took up in June 2003.

He was responsible for finance and corporate Support Services, programme management and design and operations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

He started his career in manufacturing, working for companies such as GKN and Racal, switching to the media sector in the mid-eighties where he worked for BBC Worldwide, BSkyB and through his own company Media Gap, he advised companies such as Yellow Pages, NTL, Telewest, and The Co-operative Bank.

At The Prince’s Trust, with his team, Mercieca 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.

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