is the Chief Operating Officer of the Department for Education and Director General of the Operations Directorate. He joined DfE in 2012.
Mike is a member of the Department for Education board, audit and risk committee, implementation committee and the department’s leadership team.
Mike is a graduate of the Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and is Senior Responsible Officer for two of the department’s major programmes.
Before joining the Civil Service, Mike was a civil engineer and spent his career in the private sector working for companies such as Boots.