Mike has been a Cambridgeshire resident for over 40 years. He has worked as a senior manager in the commercial sector, including for Philips Scientific Industries, and also for East of England Strategic Health Authority. He has also been a principal lecturer and consultant working for Sutton Coldfield FE College.
Mike has been active in voluntary roles, within Cambridgeshire and beyond. He was elected President of Cambridgeshire LINk (Local Involvement Network – the immediate predecessor of Healthwatch Cambridgeshire) for the five years of its existence. During this time he was Acting Chair and co-founder of the Eastern LINks Network working on regional care issues.
Through his role as LINk President, Mike has also been a member of the Department of Health Steering Committee on Patient Led Inspections and a long-standing member of the regional LINks expert group advising the Department of Health on the setting up and legislation of Healthwatch.
Mike has also worked for Inspire Wellbeing Through Arts, formerly holding the positions of Trustee and Treasurer of the charity.