Councillor for Papanui Ward.
Mike is the Councillor for the Papanui ward which includes the suburbs of Papanui, Redwood, Northcote and parts of St Albans, Casebrook and Bryndwr.
Mike is the Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee and the Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee. He is also on the Development Forum, Multicultural Working Party and Land Drainage Working Group.
His key areas of interest are sustainable transport, stronger and engaged communities, sport & recreation and the environment.
Mike has a background in Insurance, Management and Process Manufacturing. It was his work in the insurance sector during the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence that strengthened his view on the importance of community and led him to stand for the Community Board in 2013 and as the chairperson of Shirley-Papanui Community Board from 2013-2016 he represented an area that stretched from Bealey Avenue to the Waimakariri River.