Mick was Office Senior Partner of KPMG Newcastle for nine years and a Partner for 21 years before he retired in 2018. While at KPMG he had wide experience working with leading North East private, public sector, and plc organisations, including Greggs plc. He also worked closely with local FE Colleges, and Academy schools. He was actively involved with the Breakfast Club sponsored by KPMG staff. He has extensive knowledge of the retail and construction sectors, Social Housing, education, and charity sectors. Mick is an Advisory Board member of Newcastle University Business School, a Trustee of NUFC Foundation and of the Tyne and Wear Building Presentation Trust. He is also Treasurer of the Lord’s Taverner’s in Northumberland and Durham and a Non Executive Director of North of England P&I. Mick is a member of the Foundation's Finance and Audit sub-committee and the Chair of the Monitoring and Evaluation sub-committee.