President, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Vice President, Public Affairs, Telefonica Europe
Mike's career spans 38 years in electronics and telecommunications, covering Technology, Innovation and Public policy, with the last 26 years in mobile communications.
After working for Philips, Landis and Gyr, and BT, he was appointed in 1989 as Director of Cellnet (now part of Telefónica and branded O2 UK). He has also served as a member of the UK Home Office Internet Task Force, home access to broadband committee, the UK Government trade and investment ICT sector advisory board and its advisory committee on London 2012. He has been board member of UK Council for Child Internet Safety and an IET Trustee since 2008. He was elected to the Board of ETSI for 3 years from in Q4 2011.
Mike's Telefónica focus today is on European public policy that relates to innovation, whether research, the responsible use of mobiles or new business development. This includes a focus on advanced mobile services and data applications including Mobile Learning, Smart Metering, Transport Telematics and Connected Healthcare. He is a Fellow of IET/BCS/RGS/ Royal Academy and a Member of the Royal Television Society, and was honoured with a CBE for services to the Mobile industry in June 2012.