Mike has spent most of his career working in or with the voluntary sector. He was Director of Reading Voluntary Action for 20 years until he retired in 2009, overseeing the organisation’s support for local charities and community groups. Mike was also a trustee of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action for 11 years and was its Chair from 2006 until 2012. Mike lives in central Reading.
In 2010 Mike was awarded an MBE for services to the community in Reading