Mike recently retired from full time work with Oxfam GB. He joined Oxfam GB as a lobbyist in 1987 and went on to work in the legal team where he advised trustees, management and staff on regulatory and governance issues and was Oxfam's primary contact with the Charity Commission and other regulatory bodies. In the 2000s, he was a board member of Amnesty International UK Section and a trustee of AI's Charitable Trust and a member of their finance sub-committee. He has also been a member of and for five years chair of the Charity Tax Group. At Oxfam GB he specialised in counter terrorism and financial sanctions, developing policies for the Oxfam confederation on compliance and acting as Oxfam's representative on various national and international working and advisory groups to protect humanitarian and civil society space from the adverse effects of the global strategy and regulatory framework. Since retiring from full time work he remains committed to working in the sector and has taken on research, training, advisory and advocacy roles.