Mike worked for Arthritis Research UK for 13 years prior to retiring in 2014, being responsible for the funding of medical research grants and the relationship with medical and scientific researchers. He has gained a wide knowledge of how medical research charities operate and brings this experience together with his educational background in further education, following a career in manufacturing. He was a Trustee of ARMA during the time when they originally developed the Standards of Care so is committed to best practice being widely adopted and education and training of Health Care professionals. Mike joined the Board of the Paget's Association in 2015.