Chief Operating Officer
Mike is responsible for E3G’s operational excellence across our international network, ensuring our business operations are professional, agile and resilient and meet the needs of our funders and supporters.
He is also responsible for projects associated with growing our capabilities.
Prior to joining E3G Mike held leadership positions at EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest climate innovation agency. This followed a diplomatic career in the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His postings included South Korea and New Zealand, running Great Lakes Team in the Africa Directorate and as Deputy Director of a major change programme across the FCO’s global network. Mike started his career at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, where he spent 12 years working on aeroengine technology and business development.
Mike has a PhD from Imperial College and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society’s 1994 Feddon Award for his contribution to propulsion research. He is a Chartered Engineer and keen amateur musician. He also enjoys photography, cycling and is a (somewhat lapsed) runner. Mike was born and brought up in South Wales.