Mike joined Oxera as non-executive director in January 2007. An expert in aviation, energy and regulatory best practice, Mike specialises in large capital expenditure programmes, and has an in-depth understanding of the relationship between regulated utility companies and their regulators. He was formerly Group Director, Planning and Regulatory Affairs, BAA and member of the BAA plc board. He was also a director of the Airports Property Partnership and a member of the Governing Board, Airports Council International (ACI), Geneva. He was Chairman of Northern Ireland Electricity until 2011, and chair of one of the electricity industry’s code panels for six years until 2017. He was a director of UK Coal plc for five years and of Bellway homes plc for nine years. He has been a director of Birmingham International Airport Limited for the last 11 years, and of John Murphy and Sons, the civil engineering contractor, for the last three years.
As Group Director for planning and regulatory affairs at BAA plc up to its takeover in 2006, Mike managed relations with the industry regulator and general regulators, in particular the OFT and the Competition Commission. He also oversaw the ten-year CAPEX programme, including major construction projects amounting to £1 billion per year. As Strategy Director he advised on the overall Group direction, providing leadership to strategy initiatives such as acquisitions and disposals, partnerships and scenario planning.
Previously, Mike was Head of Economics and Director, Corporate Strategy at BAA plc and Chief Economist at ACI. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Mike speaks English.
Tel: +44 (0) 7770 341581