Michael Forrest - Director of Organisational Development Michael Forrest Michael joined NWAS 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 asked by the Trust to be the interim Director of Organisational Development. This was followed with a permanent appointment to the role in April 2014. Prior to joining NWAS, Michael was Assistant Executive Director for People and Performance at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Outside his current employment Michael is Vice-Chair of Governors and Chairs the Improvement Board at a Science College in Tameside. Michael also speaks on employment matters in Dubai at the Middle East HR Conference and other employment events.