Mike is a founder of Validus and has remained as its Chief Executive Officer following the LDC-backed MBO in March 2013, until accepting a non-executive position on the group board in July 2017.

With an early engineering background in the offshore oil & gas industry, Mike became involved with the motor insurance industry in 2000, when he worked for a major credit hire company in a business development role. In 2002, he established his own credit hire company, which he ran successfully until 2007 when he saw the opportunity to establish Validus along with co-founders, Edwyn van Rooyen and Chris Sawford.

Mike holds an MBA from the University of East Anglia Business School.