Mike is Convenor of the Care and Learning Committee and also serves on the Audit and Remuneration Committee. 

He is a social worker to trade. Following a career in local authority criminal justice work he spent over 20 years with Capability Scotland, latterly as one of their directors.

He has worked independently for the past 12 years as a consultant, researcher, trainer and practitioner, combining these activities with part-time work as a co-ordinator of out of hours social work, and a number of teaching engagements for the Open University. Mike's hobbies include natural history interests, he rings birds to study their movements, and until last year was the Secretary of the Scottish Ornithologists Club.