Mike is an operationally & strategically proficient CA (SA) with extensive operational finance experience and well-rounded industry knowledge. Mike has proven negotiating and leadership skills, as well as having commercial acumen. He describes himself as a corporate strategist.
He currently provides extensive professional business assistance and financial/strategic advice to a wide range of clients, and after having joined the FD Centre in February 2014, currently serves as the Regional Director for the FD Centre SA Northern region, which includes Botswana
His extensive experience includes wholesale/retail FMCG, Distribution, Forex, Cellphone Technology (4G) and Security industries.
Having served as at Trade Centre (a R2.5 billion (2006) leader in the FMCG consumer goods market), he became the 2IC for the group. The business was a market leader in wholesale/retail and distribution. He also held the position of Group Financial Director for Technogroup, a successful supplier of consumer brands to multinational businesses, and as the CFO for IT-Connect and Stallion Group thereafter. He has also lectured on various courses throughout the years.
Mike serves on various boards as a non-executive director, and was elected in 2013 onto the Gauteng Cricket Board (now Central Gauteng Lions) as a director and currently chairs the Finance and Disciplinary Committees, as well as serving on the Audit & Risk Committee. He currently also serves as vice-chairman of Wanderers Cricket Club.
He is married with two children and 3 grandchildren, is an active sportsman who has run 11 Comrades marathons (green number) and played 1st league cricket for many years, from which he recently retired .Other interests include age-group power walking, running, gym, golf, trivia, numismatics and he is an avid TV watcher.