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Michael Soper

Responsibilities: Chairman of Cyril Wood Memorial Trust. Mainly giving advice regarding business, marketing, administration, finance and fundraising.


About Michael: 

Born, bred, schooled and ran businesses in Croydon. On retirement, Michael wanted to move to Norfolk while his wife Julie wanted to move to Dorset. They moved to Dorset!


Career history: Michael was Managing Director of several companies in Croydon mainly specialising in Computer Business Forms and A&E Clinical Excellence Documents. He also held directorships in companies that were involved in printing, debt collecting, home security and a cricket school.

Since 1980 Michael has been involved in cricket administration. In 1995 he became Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC). In 2003 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of The England & Wales Cricket Board and was also Chairman of the First Class Forum, in charge of all the 18 First Class Counties. Michael resigned in 2008 and in 2009 became President of SCCC for one year. He is also a Vice President of Hampshire County Cricket Club. Michael too is Chairman of the 450-member strong SCCC Dining Club which he jointly founded in 1995.


Hobbies and interests: Cricket, Rugby, fishing and his home.

Michael enjoys reading and is a Horatio Nelson addict.


Michael Says: “I believe I can bring to East Boro ideas that I have learnt from a lifetime of sitting on Boards with the necessary checks and balances.”