Mike is a long-standing company director, NED and coach to C-Suite executives and teams. He brings to bear his practical experience of working with executive teams and boards, with a deep understanding of human nature. He describes his work as being able to get the ‘right conversation in the room at the right time’.

He works internationally with teams and leaders from the public, private and third sector. His work with outstanding leaders in a rapidly changing context has shaped his thinking about how leaders must shift how they think about what they do and is co-author of the book ‘Network Leadership: Navigating and Shaping our Interconnected World’. Published by Routledge early in 2022.

Since 1989 he has been managing director of PSA Training and Development and in 2019 he became managing partner at Gadhia Consultants. His clients include Virgin Money, De Beers Diamonds, Starbucks, The Ghana Cocoa Board, Total Exploration and Production, EDF, Solihull MBC, Islington Council, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked extensively in West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

He is a Chair and non-executive director of Airbox Systems providing mission support, location tracking and control to UK Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Policing; non-executive director of Seidr a company that provides immersive training for teams and leaders operating in high stress environments including counter terrorism, policing and disaster management; and non-executive director of Lumus360 ™ an organisation that provides online 360 degree feedback and psychometrics.

He is a Trustee of the Armed Forces charity Hire a Hero; Chair of the trauma recovery charity the SAFE Foundation; and founding Trustee of the Virgin Money Foundation. He is a member of the Advisory Board to Kina a specialist firm providing Environmental, Social and Governance consultancy to businesses across Africa. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Business School of the University of South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal United Services Institute.