Mike Thomas

(R) Mike Thomas with Rachel Faulkner, Workplace Health (L)

Mike Thomas
Partnership Director

T: 01872 323337  /  07966 892 285

E: mithomas@cornwall.gov.uk

What's your role at the CSP?
I am the Director of Cornwall Sports Partnership and my role is to lead the partnership to ensure that our ambitions, partner relations, resources both financial and people are aligned, to bring the benefits of sport and physical activity to as many people as possible across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

I am responsible for working with our advisory board to ensure that their wide knowledge and experience is used in the most effective way to influence our longer term plans and that our that our overall performance supports our ambitions.

Tell us a bit about yourself
I was born in Liverpool. My first job was in a textile factory and I quickly worked out that that was not for me. There was no leisure industry as such when I started but I thought doing something related to sport would be interesting.

Sport, leisure and recreation is an interesting area to work in and provides a sense of fulfilment that I am involved in something of value. The changing nature of the challenge keeps each day interesting and most days it is a pleasure and privilege to say I work for Cornwall Sports Partnership.

What do you do outside of work?
In an ideal week I will play some tennis, go to the gym or for a run on two or three occasions, as well as go to the beach to walk  the dog with family and friends  followed by a nice cup of coffee.

I fall asleep most nights reading a good book.