At a strategic level Mike has worked with both the public and private sector and assignments have ranged from leading a large Informatics service to implementing strategic planning frameworks and the development of organisation wide strategic plans. Mike is an experienced senior programme manager and has strong leadership skills and stakeholder and relationship management experience; with an ability to achieve results in complex environments. He has led numerous large scale change and redesign programmes, as well as short high intensity projects. Mike holds an MBA and has extensive experience in change management, supporting teams and individuals to implement whole system redesign programmes. Mike enjoys various sports and lives with his wife and family in Escomb outside of Bishop Auckland.