Building Paralympic Sport

In 1988 Mike helped establish the British Paralympic Association

In the late 1990s he served on Sport England’s “Playground to Podium” committee

In 1996 he became a Trustee of the Primary Club, a charity which raises money from abject failure in the cricket arena. Anyone out first ball in any form of cricket is eligible to join!  All money raised goes to fund sporting opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and adults.

In 2002 he became a trustee of the Disability Sports Development Trust which is a grant making body supporting organisations arranging grass roots sporting activities for people with a disability.

In 2003 he was appointed as a member of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Team. He was responsible for presenting the Paralympic component of the bid to the IOC Evaluation Commission, and presented at a number of forums in this country and abroad.

In 2005, following the successful bid for the Games, he was appointed as a board member of the London Organising Committee.

In 2007 he was appointed as the Chair of the City of London Sport and Physical Activity Network (COLSPAN)

Mike, who was Chief Executive of VISION 2020 UK, was elected Chairman of the British Paralympic Association in 2001 and retired as chairman in 2008. Whilst BPA Chairman, as mentioned previously, he was a member of the successful Olympic and Paralympic bid for 2012 and served on the main LOCOG board until 2009. 

Mike then served as a member of the LOCOG Diversity Board until the games in 2012.

Mike was a member of the advisory group from 2008 to 2010, which established the UK Anti-doping Agency and then served on its Board as a Director, from 2010 to 2016 when, having completed the maximum 2 terms of office, he retired.