Mike is the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) based in Perth, a role he has held since 2008. He has worked in the Scottish charity and environment sector for the last 25 years, initially with RSPB, and later with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
In a voluntary capacity Mike holds a large number of board/advisory roles, mostly for environment and human rights bodies, including as previous Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS). He also chaired the Scottish Parliament’s short life working group on annual targets; sits on the advisory groups for Air Passenger Duty & ScotRail, and the board of Transform Scotland amongst others. He is a member of the Arctic Strategy Forum & Chair of Perth City Leadership Forum & is heavily involved in promoting climate change solutions, recently launching a Climate Solutions Qualification for businesses and managers in conjunction with Institute of Directors, Edinburgh Uni’s ECCI and Stirling Uni Management School. He is Co-chair of the independent inquiry Farming for 1.5 Degrees.
Mike holds two Honorary Fellowships (Scottish Environment Link and Royal Canadian Geographical Society) and several awards for his services to the environment.