Mike is Executive Director of Groundwork MSSTT and he also chairs the Groundwork Federation Executive Team.
Prior to joining Groundwork in 2011, Mike worked for a number of local authorities in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire, initially in legal services and most recently as Head of Localities and Partnerships at Lancashire County Council, working directly to the political leadership on a range of change management, policy, and major regeneration initiatives. This role also included managing engagement, grant funding and commissioning with the VCS sector in the county. Mike is a Chartered Company Secretary and holds the Law Society Diploma in Management.
Mike is a longstanding school governor and is currently Chair of Governors at an outstanding Nursery School and Children's Centre close to his home in Rossendale; he also sits on the Boards of the Salford and Tameside Third Sector Consortia and is a member of GM Mayor Andy Burnham's "Green Summit" environmental steering group. Mike has also previously been a non-executive director at a successful social enterprise providing Early Years children's services and was Company Secretary for the Bradford Credit Union.