Mike has had a career in the ready-mixed concrete, mineral and waste industry and now runs his own mineral development consultancy.
Mike retired in 2003 as Director and General Manager of RMC Aggregates (Greater London) Ltd – formerly St Albans Sand & Gravel – where he was instrumental in developing the company's marine aggregates and landfill business.
He was also a member of the London Planning Advisory Committee, advising the Secretary of State on marine aggregate planning policy for London.
Mike has a keen interest in the potential of the quarrying industry to foster nature conservation initiatives. He is Chairman of the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, a Trustee of the Hertfordshire Community Foundation, a Director of the Mineral Products Association Restoration Guarantee Fund, and a life member of the National Trust.