Mike is currently undertaking a PhD looking at how universities can partner with industry and government to deliver evidence based innovation. Prior to this he was Execitive Director at the Australian Sustainable Development Institute at Curtin University.
Previously he worked in Melbourne for Victoria's Department of Treasury and Finance - initially on sustainability projects where he was part of the award winning team on the Greener Government Building Program.
He has worked as non-political Head of Office and Senior Private Secretary for the UK Minister for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs and as Head of Policy and Research in the UK Government's Sustainable Development Unit where he was responsible for developing environmental policy to deliver sustainable housing and construction, and for working towards ensuring the London Olympic Games lives up to the promise of being the greenest Games in history.
On leaving the UK public service in 2008, Mike became Technical Director for ENTEC UK Ltd, a leading UK technical engineering and environmental consultancy. One of his key projects was in advising the government on how to manage their estate in a sustainable manner. During this time, he developed a new method of pricing proposals by including both financial terms and kilograms of carbon.