Mike is Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, the country’s leading voluntary crisis response organisation, and part of the worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Prior to his current appointment, Mike was Managing Director of Operations, responsible for the leadership of the British Red Cross’ UK and international programmes and its advocacy work, overseeing a unified approach to all operations. He took on this role in 2010, having previously held several other positions in the organisation between 1992 and 2003, including Head of International Programme Development, Director for the London and South-East Region and Director of Strategy, Planning and Information Systems.
In his years away from the organisation, Mike worked for the National Health Service as Director of Commissioning and Primary Care at a Primary Care Trust in Gloucestershire for three years, and spent five years as Managing Director for Services at the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID – now Action on Hearing Loss).
Mike is a board member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and of a regional drug and alcohol charity (Nelson Trust). He is also a member of the Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Panel.
NPC Ignites conference session:
Panel discussion: Boldness in times of change
Our panellists will share their insights about turning threats into opportunities and responding to new issues—from fundraising regulation and devolution, to digital and drawing on community assets.