Born into a community minded family Mike commenced his first community challenge at 17 joining a sub-committee of the Auckland City Council. At 20 he joined Jaycees serving 20 years until retiring as an “Exhausted Rooster”.
Mike served an Automotive Engineering apprenticeship and on completion of this received a N Z Craftsman Training Foundation scholarship to study in Sydney for a year.
Returning from Australia he married Wendy and two years later shifted to Hamilton establishing his own motor repair workshop. Mike has spent 30 years on the Waikato Branch committee of the Motor Trade Assoc and a similar time on the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers executive.
After retiring from Jaycees he joined Hamilton East Rotary and has enjoyed 33 years serving the community. He currently chairs the North Hamilton Community Patrol Group working with the Police as “eyes and ears” of the community. Once a week he is a volunteer driver for the St John Health Shuttle.
Mike looks forward to serving the MS Waikato Board to the best of his ability.