Mike joined the Canal & River Trust in October 2016. He began his career with Shell as a graduate trainee working in both the UK and Australia, before progressing on to senior HR positions with British Airways, GNER, BBC and ASDA. Mike has held non-executive positions for Manchester Airport Group (MAG), Community Integrated Car (CIC) and York Archaeological Trust (YAT). He is a graduate of Leicester University, a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). Mike is currently a member of ACAS governing council where is also chairs the Audit Committee.