Mike is an experienced senior leader, mentor and coach with a proven track record of delivery in a variety of markets and roles principally within the Mid Market environment.
This has provided Mike with over 35 years of market facing experience in Commercial Banking including 25 successful years in management focussing on sales, relationship, change and operational management, credit risk, compliance and business origination.
After a period of managing a variety of client portfolio’s ranging from owner managed businesses through to FTSE100 names, Mike went onto undertake a series of senior leadership roles within Commercial Banking. This included managing both sector and geographically focussed coverage teams mainly in the UK & Ireland, establishing and growing new businesses, a significant amount of change management as well as complex post M&A integration projects.
Mike also co-led the Education, Charities, Government and Social Housing business for a major UK Bank with an £8bn lending book as well undertaking a number of market leading capital markets transactions in the Higher Education and Social Housing sectors.
He has considerable experience of working with both UK and overseas clients in the Housing, Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Energy, Business Services, Retail and Leisure sectors in particular. He is a Non Executive Director of Karbon Homes and Infinite Durham as well as being a board member of SHAID a charity supporting young people and former members of the armed forces.