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 837 3510

E: mike@yclub.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 837 3510

E: nicole@ymcamanchester.org.uk

John Boardman


John Boardman has been the Partnership and Development Manager at YMCA Manchester since 2014.

Enjoying a role which directly impacts the lives of children and young people he is responsible for building and managing relationships with a range of charitable foundations, trusts and grant providers to grow supporter engagement and increase funding streams that support the strategic direction of YMCA Manchester and develop crucial projects and services for children and young people.

T: 0161 837 3510

E: johnb@yclub.org.uk