Meet the speakers

In sport, Mike’s world leading research at Loughborough University has involved senior leaders across world sport, including those leading performance at London 2012, Rio 2016 & Tokyo 2020 for Team GB, Para GB, leaders at The FA, RFU, ECB and others in the USA, Canada, Australia & NZ sport systems. Examining what is needed from leaders to sustain high performance in today’s fast moving sport environment, has enabled Mike to identify approaches to leadership, focused on purpose, developing thriving cultures and growing the capacity of individuals and teams to sustainably lead high performance.

Through his research focused on the journeys of over 100 senior high performance leaders, Mike has developed a deep understanding of how leadership really develops over time, and the key enablers HR teams in business and sport should be focussing on to maximise their investment leadership talent. Mike works with HR teams in ambitious sports organisations and businesses to optimise their investment in developing future leaders, ensuring the actions are focused on what really matters for high performance leadership development. Mike has over 15 years board direction, governance and strategy experience in high growth businesses prior to his work in sport.

Mike consults on high performance leadership, wellbeing, and culture, and can facilitate performance leadership workshops for businesses at Loughborough (Elite Athlete Centre) & Loughborough London (Olympic Park)