Mike is the Director of a not-for-profit advice centre and a court lawyer with around 25 years’ experience of advocating for consumers and vulnerable people in financial difficulty. He is a Solicitor Advocate with a demonstrable track record in the legal services industry, and an experienced non-executive director with regulatory knowledge across several UK and EU sectors.
He is a member of the European Banking Authority’s Stakeholder Group and a visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He was a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Consumer Panel from 2009 to 2015 and chaired its working group advising the FCA on the regulation of retail banking, mortgages and general insurance. He has been a member of HM Treasury/BIS Future Regulation of Consumer Credit Stakeholder Forum, FSCS Advisory Panel and chaired the UK Valuation Commission Residential Cross-sector Group for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was awarded the title “Scottish Solicitor of the Year” at the Law Awards of Scotland in 2007 and 2011.