Mike has served as a school governor since 1992 in a number of primary and secondary schools in London including a number of years as vice chair of governors at the United Learning sponsored Lambeth Academy. He also set up and chaired the Lambeth Governors’ Forum and served on the borough’s education committee, schools finance forum, school organisation committee and admissions forums.
Professionally Mike had a successful 25 year career in marketing, working for organisations such as the Quaker Oats company, the English Tourist Board, Center Parcs and the Central Office of Information. More recently he worked for a DfE roster consultancy in education planning and organisation, and before that headed a pan-London education-business links charity.
Now semi-retired in Cumbria, where he has family roots, he is also a trustee of the Northern Fells Group community charity.