Mike is an experienced Manager and Consultant at a senior level and a successful Researcher & Teacher on management issues in a technical and service delivery environment. His early career was in the Motor Industry where he rose to be responsible for initiating the introduction of Japanese working practices.
Mike became Manufacturing Engineering Director of Land Rover and was responsible for consolidating the operation onto one site at Solihull from the 14 existing sites within budget and with no loss of output, a major factor in turning Land Rover round from a significant loss to a respectable profit.
Mike then took up a post at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick as a Senior Fellow retiring in 2017. Mike’s ongoing interest has been in the application of Japanese principles to amongst others, the health sector where he has managed programmes to introduce lean and digital innovations to improve the delivery of health services.