Appointed: June 2008 as a Non-Executive Director and November 2008 as Chairman

Tenure: 10 years

Nationality: British



Mike brings extensive aerospace and defence industry experience.


External appointments:

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.


Previous roles:

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.