Mike Smith is a highly experienced Executive and Non Executive Director.
Recent and current activity with clients includes engagement on contracts to deliver Business Improvement Districts in large cities in the UK, establishment of new model of structure, governance and business strategy for a local authority in the creation of a ‘spin out’ inward investment and economic development company,delivery of marketing training on behalf of a premier league football club and a review of operations, risk and governance at a large scale financial services Debt Management advice provider. Also in a unique engagement, changing perceptions and building aspirations in a core north east city by providing a leadership and delivery role to a collaboration of eight organisations who are seeking to make a real difference is a key component of current activity.
Mike has a successful track record in an extremely competitive Financial Services Industry in an organisation where growth, change, people management, customer service and regulatory adherence are critical activities and objectives. Strategic leadership with a proven ability to inspire and motivate, innovate and negotiate, creating a high performance culture through a sense of purpose and focus on results.
He has also contributed to personal development in a learning environment by delivering sessions to students studying business qualifications and in the role as examiner for the Institute of Financial Services.
Mike is currently Chair of Board of Trustees at Bede’s World Anglo Saxon Museum in Jarrow undergoing significant transformation and renewal, is Finance Director at Durham Cricket Board and secretary of Sunderland Cricket Club.
In addition to the services outlined above, Mike can add value to your organisation by improving colleague engagement, performance of leaders, organisational design, the customer service experience and governance structure and method.
He can also provide Non Executive oversight, direction and accountable stewardship from his vast experience of Boardroom activity over a 15 year period.