Mike’s NHS career has spanned more than 39 years, with over 12 years as Chief Executive of 3 high performing commissioning organisations. He has held board level leadership roles for over 20 years in acute hospitals, primary care, community services and commissioning organisations.
He retired from the NHS at the end of March 2013, to work independently, after leading the establishment of the new commissioning architecture across West Yorkshire following implementation Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Mike has led successful multi agency major strategic change and service reconfiguration in the NHS including responding to major financial and service challenges across health economies.
He has operated successfully at the interface between health and social care and worked extensively with local authorities.
He has experience of major NHS procurement, leading major local, regional and national service reviews, working with local and national politicians and has also supported challenged organisations including as interim CEO.
He enjoys the challenge of partnership working and has a passion for supporting effective multi agency and multi professional working. He is also strong advocate for the power of mangers and clinicians working effectively together to deliver innovation and major service transformation.
Mike is professionally qualified and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA)