Mike Trace

Chief Executive, Forward Trust

Eng: Mike Trace, CEO, Forward Trust. Following a period of 12 years working on and managing projects that provided treatment to the homeless, drug users and offenders, Mike held the post of Deputy UK Anti-Drug Co-ordinator from 1997 until 2001. His duties included the creation of the UK’s first National Drug Strategy and the oversight of its initial implementation.From 2000 to 2003, he was the chair of the European Union drugs agency, the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Here he steered a three-year work plan which involved the collation and dissemination of research and analysis on drug use, problems and responses across Europe.During 2001 to 2002, Mike also held the post of director of performance at the National Treatment Agency, set up by the UK government to oversee the rapid expansion of the drug treatment sector. In November 2002, he left to work for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna.Leaving his United Nations post in early 2003, Mike returned to the UK, and the non-governmental sector. After a year as chief executive of The Blenheim Project, a provider of community treatment services in London, he took up his current post as chief executive of The Forward Trust in 2004.Mike continues to engage in policy issues as Co-ordinator of the International Drug Policy Forum, a global network of non-government organisations (NGOs) with an interest in the promotion of evidence-based drug policy.As The Forward Trust’s CEO, Mike joined the Blue Sky Board when the charities merged in October 2014.

Fr: CEO, Forward Trust. Mike Trace, ancien Deputy UK Anti-Drug Co-ordinator au sein du gouvernement britannique, ancien Président de l’OEDT (EMCDDA) à la Commission Européenne, il dirige Forward Trust, principale organisation de traitement des abus de substance dans les prisons au Royaume Uni.


May 30, 2018 - Video

Criminal Justice Diversion Into Drug or Alcohol Treatment - How Are We Doing?

For over 20 years, a key UK drug strategy objective has been to identify people with drug problems in police stations, courts and prisons, and...

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