Mike has led many of the major projects undertaken by Metro Dynamics. He played a central role in the creation and negotiation of the devolution deals in the West Midlands and North East, and is currently supporting the Metro Mayor in Liverpool as well as acting as adviser to the Cambridge and Peterborough Independent Economic Review. He led a major independent Commission in Barking and Dagenham and has led projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield City Regions as well as for Hull, Cheshire and Warrington.
Prior founding Metro Dynamics, Mike was the Chief Executive of New Economy in Manchester, and central to the Manchester devolution deals. He has a distinguished background in the political and economic arena, having worked in academia, setting up a governance institute at the University of Manchester; consulting with Ernst and Young; and as a Civil Servant.
Whilst a Civil Servant at HM Treasury, he was one of the founding members of the Productivity Team and a member of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, where he was a senior advisor, holding the brief on local government housing and planning.