Michael Gandy


Mike has worked for the Manchester YMCA since 2008. He spent the first six years leading the finance department through challenging times before moving into the Chief Executive position at the beginning of 2015.

Mike holds a degree in Physics from York University and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. His working life saw him starting out as a computer programmer and a nuclear analyst before settling on a career in finance. A wide range of roles followed encompassing the retail, leisure and financial services sectors and work in the USA and Spain.

Keeping fit by playing badminton, cycling and running, his ambition is to break 4 hours for a marathon.

T: 0161 832 7073

E: mike@ymcamanchester.org.uk

Nicole Joseph


Nicole Joseph is our Head of Youth Community Services, she has over thirty years’ experience of working in the public sector with vulnerable young  people and their families. Over fifteen of those years have been spent directly managing and leading multi-agency teams dealing with both strategic and operational issues in order to meet the needs of families and young people experiencing personal challenges. Nicole has extensive experience of commissioning and has led on marketing and funding strategies in order to generate income.

Her interest are wide and varied , she enjoys creativity and has delivered ceramic workshops to the deaf and blind community in Stockport, she is an avid swimmer and when weather permits she swims outdoors in lakes and the sea, she has a love of horses and helped out at a stables in Newbury park London for two years.

T: 0161 832 7073

E: nicole@ymcamanchester.org.uk

Rachel Gregson-Jones


Rachel joined the YMCA in 2013 and worked on sales and reception before moving up to Deputy Manager and then Club Manager.

T: 0161 837 3535

E: rachelgj@yclub.org.uk

Philip Marczak


Philip joined the Castlefield Hotel in 2017 and has over ten years’ experience of working in the hospitality sector, previously having been with Tune Hotels and Redefine BDL Hotels group.

Philip started his career as a front desk receptionist and has worked his way up to the positions of supervisor, food and beverages manager, operations manager, and to his current position of General Manager. Philip will be working alongside the current team to take a pro-active approach towards increasing stays and improving sales figures.

T: 0161 832 7073

E: phil@castlefield-hotel.co.uk