Stuart Middleton is the Creative Director and shareholder of Card Factory Plc, the 800+ store nationwide retailer of Cards & Gifts.
He joined the Card Factory operational board in 2005 following the merger of Excelsior Graphics Ltd, the business that he founded in 1996.
Card Factory successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2014 and is now a FTSE 250 listed company.
Warrington born and bred, Stuart is a life-long fan of Warrington Wolves and joined the board in 2015 in the role of Vice Chairman before taking on the Chairman position in November 2017.
An experienced Board Member and Chairman in the private, public and academic sectors. Steven is currently the part time Chief Executive at Warrington Borough Council. He was also the Council Chief Executive from 1997 to 2003. Steven holds the Chair of Entrepreneurial Education at Liverpool Hope University and is also an current Board Member of Active Cheshire. In May 2011 he gave his inaugural professorial lecture “Making Britain enterprising, entrepreneurial, forward wealth creating again – restoring faith to the centre stage”. In 2007 the University of Chester named their new library the ‘Broomhead Library’. From 2003 to 2011 he was Chief Executive of the North West Development Agency. Steven has been the Non-Executive Chairman of Warrington Wolves Rugby Super League Football Club since 2009 and a Board Member since 2002. He is also a trustee of the National Football Museum and Chairman of the Trustees of St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Recycling Lives a charity based in Lancashire. He is also the Founding Chairman of “State of Mind”. Prior to working in local government Steven has been principal of 2 colleges (Durham and Warrington) and has been a Board Member of 3 Universities.
Mike was asked to join the board by Simon Moran in September 2014 following the departure of Bill Holroyd.
Currently Mike holds various positions at the club, he's a trustee for the Wolves foundation, on the board of Youth development.
Mike is passionate and enthusiastic about helping to develop the future of rugby league in Warrington and working closely with all our community clubs.
In business he has over 30 years experience in the Steel industry and in 2006 he was honoured with the Warrington Business Man of the year award.
He is married with two adult children, he has a group of close friends that he's known since a teenager from his football days at Greenalls.
Outside the Wolves he's active in other sports and supports various charities.
On a weekend if he's not watching the rugby or Liverpool he always finds time to walk his two chocolate Labradors (Rolo and Harvey).
Norman, a Scottish Chartered Accountant,is a Non-executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee
has oversight of the Clubs financial operations.
Norman was the Clubs first Chairman in the 1998-2000 period and coordinated and managed the financial reconsolidation
of the Club leading to the new stadium opening in 2004.
Previously Norman was a senior executive with the international firm of accountants,Ernst & Young and was Director of
Financial Operations of The Greenalls Group,then the Clubs principal sponsor.
Lance James is one of the Warrington Wolves Board of Directors and a much loved Shareholder of Warrington Wolves. Outside of his Wolves duties, Lance is the Managing director of JLJ Group which has been successfully trading for over 30 years in all aspects of Engineering. From Design, Construction to Installations throughout UK, Europe and Sub-African countries his projects include various builds stretching over North East to South East Corners. Closer to home you may recognise the superb infrastructure that is Warrington Campus Gym, Training Hall and 3G pitch at Cheshire Uni, Padgate.
As head of the Youth Development he is a committed and a firm believer in the development of local talent.
Over the years Lance has been a key supporter of Warrington Wolves and is always found spreading the word of our great club. From providing rugby kit and training shirts (kindly donated by Warrington Foundation) to a schools in Ethiopia, he has also sponsored one of JLJ Engineers to compete in the Formula One Power Boat Race in Abu Dhabi who proudly wore both the JLJ Group branding and the Warrington Wolves crest!
Lance and his family have been loyal Warrington wolves’ fans, and will continue the tradition for generations to come.