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Mike Kapur is a leading East Midlands businessman who has three decades of successful Board Room experience in both private and public sector organisations. He was appointed a Strategic Advisor to the Board of the East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre in March 2023.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant, having had careers at both KPMG, where he was Senior Manager in Computer Audit, and Ernst & Young, before taking a role as Group Finance & IT Director in industry. He is a Founder & Director of technology company Signum Corporate Communications; Chairman of the National Space Centre; Chairman of the Leicester City Football Club Community Trust; and is an Independent Panel Member for DEFRA and the Department of Health on Chair and Chief Executive appointments.

Formerly, he was Chairman of the CBI’s SME Council where he was a national figurehead for SME issues, Deputy Chairman and Chair of Audit and Risk Committees of both University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and De Montfort University, a Trustee of National Learning & Work Institute, and a Governor of Derby College Group.

He served as a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 2015 before being appointed as Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire in 2018, a position he still proudly holds. In 2017 Mike was made an OBE for Services to Science, Technology, Business & Enterprise.

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