Mike is Director of The Alternative Board for the South Lancashire region (covering St Helens, Wigan, Widnes and surrounding areas).
He graduated from Leeds University in the early 1980’s with a degree in Mathematics and Statistics and is professionally qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
Mike began his 30 years of employment in Finance in accountancy practice but quickly realised his preference for career and personal development lay in industry and so moved into financial roles principally in the manufacturing sector.
He cut his teeth as a Financial Controller with an engineering company based at a facility in St Helens.
Development into a senior financial leadership role occurred during more than 12 years employed at Chloride Industrial Batteries where he was a key member of the multi-disciplined executive management team which brought experience and influence in sales, operations, production, human resources, quality, IT and health & safety.
In that business, and subsequently, senior leadership roles have been held ranging from owner managed to large corporate organisations with involvement in successes in both downsizing and growth, with development of businesses through structured programmes.
Mike has joined the Alternative Board to utilise the skills and experience gained in the corporate sector to help business leaders to focus on what they want out of life and align their business goals to successfully deliver the objective.
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