Mike has spent more than 30 years working on a wide range of commercial transactions in the public and private sector working for clients as diverse as Government Departments, NHS trusts, local authorities, independent sector providers, overseas investors, building contractors, banks and investors. Mike's experience is centred on public-private contracts, commercialisation and spin outs; transactional deals in health and other sectors, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings, joint ventures, spin outs, turnarounds and restructuring. 

Mike's experience includes:  

  • Advising the Department for Transport on the direct award of the West Coast franchise to Virgin Trains.
  • Advising Ministry of Defence on a number of accommodation PFI projects.
  • Advising a Central London based Independent Hospital Group on a range of commercial activities including its contracting for capacity with the NHS for COVID-19.
  • Devising the wholly owned subsidiary model for NHS Foundation Trusts with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and establishing wholly owned subsidiaries and LLPs at Clatterbridge, Blackpool, Royal Free London, South London & Maudsley, Lancashire Teaching, Lancashire Care, York, North Tees and Derby.
  • Advising private sector suppliers on contracts for medical devices, diagnostic surplus and testing equipment and providers on a range of regulatory and commercial matters.

Mike is an experienced Non Executive Director and charitable trustee with roles in health, the voluntary sector, housing, young people and arts and culture. 

  • Contributor to Butterworths PFI Handbook
  • Editor on NHS and health for Lexis Nexis
Professional memberships
  • Non Executive Director – Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Non Executive Director - North West Ambulance NHS Trust
  • Non Executive Director and Trustee - The Factory Youth Zone
  • Chair: Non Executive Director and Trustee - Festival Medical Services Limited
  • Chair: Non Executive Director and Trustee - Manchester Concert Hall Limited
  • Non Executive Director – Willow Park Housing Association