Mike moved into the public sector in September 2015 when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer for the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Since then, he has led a transformation of IT at the IPO and has been instrumental in the IPO changing the emphasis of its digital transformation, to one embracing a broader organisational and process re-engineering.
Before joining the civil service, Mike was CIO at Fat Face. Prior to that, he founded and led a big data monetisation business for the digital division of a global telco. He was also the UK’s first appointed chief data officer.
Originally a civil engineer, Mike holds a master’s degree in Geographical Information Systems.