Michael Simpkin has worked in the voluntary sector for over 18 years. He currently volunteers as a School Governor at Kedington Academy Primary School; is on the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and has been a keen advocate of Citizens Advice Suffolk West (and previously Haverhill Citizens Advice Bureau) where he volunteers his time as a trustee.
Michael’s background includes membership of the Healthwatch Implementation Executive that formed Healthwatch Suffolk in April 2013. Before working in the voluntary sector Michael worked as a semi-skilled builder/labourer, which he describes “meant anything from hod carrying to laying drainage pipes and demolition”.
As a local resident Michael is dedicated to Haverhill town which is why he is passionate about the free information and advice services provided by Citizens Advice to the local community. He has also supported various initiatives to develop the town including playing an active role for many years in Haverhill Association of Voluntary Organisations (HAVO) and Haverhill in Bloom.