Mike was elected on the Board in 2011. He has a strong background in Business Management and Education and has been involved in the management of training organisations with considerable expertise in Strategic Planning, Governance, Management and Human Resources.
Mike has a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Masters of Management along with a Postgraduate Diploma in HR Management.
As Chairman he has overseen and led the strategic direction and growth of the Porirua Whanau Centre, this has included the Early Childhood Education expansion, Kowaiau youth programme in schools and the recent purchases of 13 properties for social housing purposes.
Mike is currently a Senior Manager with the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).