Michael Forrest - Deputy Chief Executive Michael joined the service in January 2012 as Head of Organisational Development. During that time he was responsible for transforming the Learning and Development service and achieving numerous awards on behalf of the Trust, such as the Investors In People (IiP) Gold and the Chartered Management Institutes Team of the Year Award against both public and private sector competition. In March 2013, Michael was appointed as Director of Organisational Development. This was followed with the appointment as Deputy Chief Executive in April 2017. Prior to joining NWAS, Michael was Assistant Executive Director for People and Performance at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Michael also speaks on employment matters in the UK and the Middle East.