Michael Crilly, WEA English Regional Representative

Michael is a former teacher and he has had wide experience elsewhere in education. He has served on the national boards of a number of educational charities. He was a senior member of his professional association, and was, for several years, Finance Officer of the Northern TUC. He has also been a company director.

Michael's involvement with the WEA has stretched over thirty years, and has included substantial periods as Chair of North East Region, and as Chair of Conference Standing Orders Committee, prior to being nominated as a Trustee by WEA Council in 2013. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Scotland Board. He sees the WEA as a member-led organisation, the social purpose of which is education and the enhancement of the individual.