Mike qualified as an accountant in 1987. He occupied senior finance posts for 12 years across the courier and transport sector, casino and hotel resorts, heavy engineering, and import/export of frozen seafood sectors.

He emigrated to the UK in 1999 and has been occupied in senior finance posts in the charity sector from that date to now.

Mike served on the Board of Trustees of a large child fostering charity for 13 years, which included holding the office of Chairman of the Board for six years.

Now living on the Isle of Wight, Mike is an occasional cyclist and sailor.