Mike lives in Hurn with his wife Fiona and family and has made Christchurch and East Dorset his home. Mike and his wife have 4 children. Two of their daughters were married in the Christchurch Priory and two of their grandchildren was christened there. After graduating from Brunel University with a degree in Economics, Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has spent the last 20 years setting up and managing a firm of Chartered Accountants. He is now also a Non-Executive Director for a number of related finance-based businesses.
Mike has always been heavily involved in his local community spending over 25 years as a school and College governor and serving 8 years as a London Borough Councillor including over 4 years as Leader of the Lib Dem group. Earlier this year he was elected to serve on BCP Council and the Christchurch Town Council where he sits on the Audit and Governance committee and Chairs the Constitutional working Group.
He has always been passionate about Education and Sport. He was Vice Chair to a Technical College and has helped numerous local and national charities involved in promoting sport to young and disabled children. Mike is now a representative Trustee to the Red House Museum and the Regent Centre as well as being Treasurer to Age Concern Christchurch.
Mike has recently had personal experience of having to deal with the stress and heartache of having to look after family with dementia. The pitiful assistance provided by the state for those involved in caring for loved ones is an increasing national scandal which Mike is determined to address.