Michael Mercieca is Chief Executive of Young Enterprise, and Chair of the European Chief Executives for not-for-profit organisation Junior Achievement Worldwide. In 2014, he oversaw the merger of the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) into Young Enterprise.
Former Director of Finance & Operations at The Prince’s Trust, Michael has also held posts at BBC Worldwide, Sky and various independent film and TV production companies including Mentorn. A qualified Chartered Management Accountant, Michael is a Fellow of the Institute (FCMA).
Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity working with employers, government and educational establishments to support and empower young people. Through our hands-on employability, financial education programmes and resources, and teacher training, we want to eradicate youth unemployment, help young people realise their potential beyond education and empower a generation to learn, to work and to live.
We believe that the potential of the UK’s young people is unlimited, and an academic education on its own is not enough. That’s why Young Enterprise works directly with young people, their teachers and parents, businesses and influencers to build a successful and sustainable future for all young people and society at large.
We offer programmes, resources and tools for young people aged 4-25, ranging from year-long programmes supported by local and national businesses and brought to life by local volunteers, to downloadable lesson plans and teacher tools. We work with more than 3000 educational centres delivering more than four million learning hours each year.