Mike has over 30 years of experience with SmithKline Beecham plc, Grünenthal GmbH, Porvair plc, Bespak plc and more recently as a Director on the Board of Goldshield Group plc in the UK and Chairman of the Antigen Group, Ireland. He has worked extensively internationally having established and managed businesses throughout the world including companies in USA, Europe and India. For ten years of his career he has lived and worked in the Middle East, Germany and The Netherlands. As a fully listed Company Board Director he has several years experience of corporate governance and managing legal contractual and litigation issues as well as strategic planning at both a Corporate and individual business level. In the 3rd sector he has served as a trustee of several charities including Chairing Bridge Mental Health and PositiveEast and as a Trustee with Bromley Mencap and Metropolitan Support Trust; as Non-Executive Chairman helped to set up Vidant Pharma Limited ; and in the Public sector is a local magistrate and was Independent Member on the Board of the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland and Chaired the Audit & Risk Committee of the Northern Ireland Compensation Agency. After 2 years as Independent Board member with Tower Hamlets NHS Community Services as Interim Chair he helped the Wound Healing and Lymphoedema staff spin out under the NHS Right to Request Programme and successfully form the Social Enterprise Accelerate Health CIC.