Appointed: June 2008 as a Non-Executive Director and November 2008 as Chairman
Tenure: 10 years
Mike brings extensive aerospace and defence industry experience.
He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays PLC on 1 January 2018. He is a member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.
He was Chairman of GKN plc until April 2018. He was formerly Chief Executive of BAE Systems plc, Chairman of the UK Defence Industries Council (DIC) and a Non-Executive Director of Lazard Limited.
Whilst working for Hawker Siddeley Aviation, as an undergraduate Commercial Apprentice, Mike gained a BA Honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan. Mike has honorary degrees from Manchester Metropolitan, Cranfield and Loughborough universities.