Mike became Chair of CUH on 11 April 2017. In December 2019 Mike was re-appointed for a further term of three years starting in April 2020. In 2018, he assumed the accountable officer role for integrated care system partners in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, who between them serve a population of 1 million people with a health and social care spend of £1.5 billion. The integrated care system and the hospital trust are heavily focussed on innovation and improvement, linking with universities and industry to deliver this.
He joined the CUH board of directors in September 2013 bringing extensive experience from health, police, transport as well as local government. He was chief executive for Westminster City Council until the end of 2013. Mike began his career at the National Audit Office in 1981.
He was senior auditor at Cambridgeshire County Council in 1986 moving on to a number of increasingly high-level positions at the council including head of finance. Mike was appointed as the director of resource management of Suffolk County Council in 1999, and progressed to the position of chief executive in 2002 joining Westminster City Council as chief executive in April 2008.
Mike’s non-executive roles have included non-executive director on the Joint Venture Board for the University Campus Suffolk, plus positions as chair for the Prince’s Trust for Suffolk and the East of England Regional Chief Executives’ Group. He was also chair of the Central London Resilience Panel which includes all agencies including health and managed emergency planning.
Mike also held a representative role on the Olympic Games Transport Board, overseeing the overall transport consequences of hosting the Games in London. He is a Group Board member of L&Q Housing Association, one of the larger Housing Associations in the country.
Mike holds a PhD from the University of Hull.