Mike is a national expert in achieving sub-national economic growth and has been a speaker at numerous conferences as well as having published pieces in relevant trade press. He is a Director within the Growth Company Group of companies with responsibility for growing the Group’s consulting services division and is currently undertaking a contract with Homes England as Acting Director for Cities and Major Conurbations. Joining the ekosgen senior management team he will be involved in providing strategic direction for the company across the UK as well as delivering consultancy advice to clients on place-based governance as well as economic development. Mike has previously worked in fee earning consultancy, in public private partnerships and was the Chief Executive of St Helens Council as well as a lead officer within a Combined Authority and an Executive Director of a LEP. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for his expertise in economic growth policy