Mike began his career teaching English and worked for five years at the City of Westminster College eventually running youth training and working with employers. From October 2008 Mike led the London LSC transfer to the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) and local authorities. Mike then moved to the YPLA working in London and later his responsibility expanded to cover the South East. In February 2012, Mike lead the national Academy Funding Team where he worked on implementing the 13/14 Funding Reforms and the system. In June 2015, Mike’s responsibilities expanded to include working with local authorities on school funding. Mike has been the Director of the Academies and Maintained Schools Group since August 2016.