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Mike’s career before joining Allen Lane was completely focused on the Civil Service. He started his career delivering face to face services to the public before moving into a policy, strategy finance and project roles. He’s an accountant by profession and is the former President of his Charter Institute (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)). He has held some incredibly interesting and challenging roles, including the Chief Financial Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Head of the Government Finance Function at HM Treasury, Senior Responsible Officer for the Managed Quarantine Service, and Interim Permanent Secretary at the MOJ. We are privileged that Mike is our strategic advisor, supporting the CEO and the team to implement strategies and plans to deliver both organic and dynamic growth. His ambition is to help Allen Lane and its amazing team to become the recruiter of choice for the public and charitable sectors.
Mike spends most of his spare time with his family. He always has at least one book on the go at any time, and he plays bridge (mainly socially but sometimes more competitively). He loves Italian food, wine, and culture (including opera) and is lucky to have a house in Abruzzo. He also enjoys pottering in the garden, walking, and exploring London.