Mike has spent most of his career working with small and mid-sized growth companies in various guises. After eight years in Romania in investment and consulting, he become interested in the people side of growth and returned to the UK to pursue a doctorate. In 2005, he began his current work of advising investors on the strategy, organisational and leadership aspects of their growth company investments.
In parallel with this work history, Mike became involved as a trustee with a careers guidance charity, the Inspiring Futures Foundation, and was involved with that for 17 years, of which 11 as chairman. He has seen the benefits and disappointments of school systems in the UK, France and Austria and sees HPL as the way to bring transformational change to that world.