Mike has spent 26 years as an NHS Leader and now applies this experience to support senior leaders through, supporting financial and performance turnaround; facilitating strategy development; enabling public sector service redesign/deeper partnerships and coaching/ mentoring. Mike is an editorial advisor for the Journals of Integrated Care and International Leadership in Public Services as well as being an accredited Coach.
He took on the leadership of the Total Place Programme for Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire (CSW) in December 2009 and from there was asked to lead the wider collaborative “better for less” transformation programme across fifteen public sector organisations on the patch. He has since supported the deepening of public sector partnerships and joint ventures in a number of places, including Trafford, Salford, East and South East London
He joined Coventry PCT as Joint Chief Executive in June 2005 with job-share partner Stephen Jones and was previously Chief Executive at Slough Teaching Primary Care Trust from 2001 – 2005. At Coventry PCT Mike took the organisation through financial turnaround and worked closely with Coventry City Council to establish a newly funded, innovative Health Improvement Partnership as well as agreement on plans for major city centre new health facilities and improved primary care services.
During his time at Slough, Mike established the organisation as a Teaching PCT and achieved strong commissioning and financial performance despite being the most deprived PCT in the south east. Mike achieved a national and parliamentary profile for the PCT through a radical partnership project “Action Diabetes” with Dr. Foster which transformed engagement with clinicians - and black and minority ethnic communities and their access to services in the town.
Prior to working in Slough, Mike was Director of Operations for community services in Brent and has many years experience of working in partnership with whole systems, reconciling strategy, joint working and change management to deliver for communities in practice. He is a Trustee of Myton Hospice in Coventry and Warwickshire, and for Sue Ryder nationally.