Mike is a Founding Director at Metro Dynamics. He leads major projects, providing advice to city governments and investors in the UK and elsewhere. Prior to this, Mike was Chief Executive of New Economy Manchester, which played a key role in the development of Manchester’s approach to growth and devolution. Mike has also worked at HM Treasury, the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, and was the founder Director of the Institute for Political and Economic Governance at the University of Manchester. He is also Member of the Economic and Social Research Council, Fellow of the Academy of Social Science and Policy Fellow of the Centre for Social Science and Policy, University of Cambridge.