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Mike Burden

Board Member

Mike was appointed to the Board in January 2018.

Mike left Bristol University at the beginning of the seventies with a degree in mathematics and joined the then emerging computer industry. He worked for Universities all his working life, finally becoming Director of IT at the University of Surrey and then retiring to Dartmouth in 2007.

Born beside the Menai Straits, Mike was introduced to boats and sailing by his parents at a very early age. He raced and taught dinghy sailing during his teenage years and then as his own children grew up bought a yacht, which he kept in Portsmouth Harbour. Like many residents of Dartmouth, his first view of the town was from his yacht entering the harbour on the annual cruise westwards.

Mike served as an officer of Dartmouth Yacht Club, for a number of years, finally serving as Commodore from 2015 to 2017. Although interested in sailing his energies over those two years were primarily directed at increasing membership to ensure the commercial viability of the Club. He has also been involved with swimming pools in Dartmouth being treasurer and company secretary of both the outdoor and the indoor pools.

Mike now keeps a launch on the river, used by family and friends and his numerous grandchildren, for all sorts of river pursuits.

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