Mike was born in Stone and moved to Gnosall & Woodseaves 22 years ago. He is married and has two children & four grandchildren. His early years were spent in Agriculture before undertaking a student apprenticeship with GEC at Stafford, qualifying as a Chartered Engineer. He retired as an Operations Manager for an Engineering Insurance Company.
He has been proud to represent the ward for the last 16 years as well as being the Cabinet Member for Leisure and recently Deputy Leader. He has been part of the delivery of major projects in the Borough including Stafford Leisure Centre, refurbishments of the Gatehouse theatre, Victoria Park, Wildwood Park & Rowley Park and now a new £9.6m Leisure Centre in Stone. Having represented Staffordshire in athletics in his youth he retains an interest in most sports. He is a keen gardener & a member of several vintage machinery preservation groups and volunteers for a Stafford based charity one day a week.