Before founding Metro Dynamics, Mike was the Chief Executive of New Economy in Manchester and central to the Manchester devolution deal. 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.
Mike was a Civil Servant, at HM Treasury, where he was one of the founding members of the Productivity Team and in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit where he was a Senior Adviser, holding the brief on local government housing and planning.
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, is supporting the Metro Mayor in Liverpool. He led a major independent Commission in Barking and Dagenham and has led strategy projects for Glasgow and Sheffield City Regions as well as for Hull, Cheshire and Warrington.