Councillor for Papanui Ward.
Mike is a second term Councillor and represents the Papanui ward, which includes the suburbs of Papanui, Redwood, Northcote and parts of St Albans, Casebrook and Bryndwr.
Mike is the Chair of the Urban Development and Transport Committee of the Whole and a Director of ChristchurchNZ. He sits on the Greater Christchurch Partnership, Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee and the Regional Transport Committee.
Mike’s key areas of interest are sustainable transport, stronger and engaged communities, sport and recreation and the natural environment. He is committed to making mitigation and adaptation of climate change a priority.
Mike has qualifications in Insurance and Environmental Management. 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.
He was the chairperson of Shirley-Papanui Community Board from 2013 to 2016.