Mike is Chair of New Look, Oak Furnitureland, and Harding Brothers Retail Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director of NHS England.
In his executive career, Mike spent sixteen years with J Sainsbury plc, including six years as CEO until his retirement in 2020. Mike moved the business away from a focus on large stores and towards online and convenience shopping, while overseeing the acquisition of Argos and the Nectar loyalty scheme. He also announced Sainsbury’s new, more sustainable operations and a £1bn investment into achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Before Sainsbury’s, Mike held roles at Big Food Group plc as Managing Director of Iceland and sat on the Executive Board of Asda as Trading Director.
Mike was also Director of Covid-19 testing at England’s Test and Trace agency, and is a former Non-Executive Director of Greene King plc.