Mike serves on the Board, on the Care and Learning Committee, and on the Enterprise and Engagement Committee. 

Mike is a retired academic and adviser to senior politicians in the UK. He was Head of School and Dean of Faculty in UK and Australian University Business Schools over a 35 year academic career. He served as chief of staff to the First Minister of Scotland and as an adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland and the UK Home Secretary.

Mike is an Honorary Professor of Management at both Heriot-Watt University and the Victoria Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Strategic Management Institute of Australia.

Mike’s research and teaching has been in the area of Strategic and Operations Management. His expertise has been made available to public services both as consultancy and in academic publications.

Mike was a volunteer Board member on Linthouse Housing Association, Quarriers, The Star Project in Paisley, Govan Law Centre and the Institute of Public Administration Australia. He volunteered as a “foster-grandad” with Extended Families Australia and as a barista at Yorkhill Hospital’s tea bar.