Mike is a highly respected management consultant with 15 years of CEO experience in the NHS. In his consultancy work, Mike has been a senior advisor to the PwC Public Sector Health practice, leading its NED and Board development programmes. Before joining Project Rome, Mike built a successful independent consulting practice, working with clients such as Celesio, ABPI, J and J, Health Foundation, Medtronic, intuitive, and Pfizer.
Mike is a prominent thought leader and consultant to the NHS, supporting system-wide leadership groups including Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, and London, along with development work with a large number of individual NHS boards. Additionally, he works internationally, transforming healthcare in the Middle East, Japan, Russia, US, Spain and Australia.
Mike was previously the chief executive of the NHS Confederation, North West England Strategic Health Authority (SHA), West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire SHAs, Tees Health Authority and Head of Primary Care at the Department of Health.
He also works in the charitable sector and in sport, where he currently has a number of active roles including Chair of Swim England, having also served as the Vice and Interim Chair of Sport England, and as National Tsar for Sport and Health.
Mike was awarded the CBE in 2005 for services to the NHS and is an Honorary Fellow of the RCGP and RCP. During the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery, Mike worked pro bono as Deputy CEO at Kings College Hospital, London.