Mike was a practicing solicitor for 39 years before retiring in March 2019. From 1984 his legal practice centred on advice for social housing landlords and for the last 15 years of that period he was the managing partner of Trowers & Hamlins’ Manchester office.
Since retirement from legal practice, Mike has become involved with a number of non executive director and trustee roles, in addition to NCRC. He is chair of the board of Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association and of the board of trustees at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change (a relationships counselling and support charity). Mike is also a board member of Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Wakefield & District Housing and Housing Diversity Network as well as being a trustee of Caritas Care.
Mike was also the first chair of Trafford Housing Trust between 2003 and 2008 and a board member of Manchester Care & Repair for over ten years.
Mike is a proud Dad of three grown up sons and Grandad to three young grandchildren.