In June 2018 Mick was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Chemring Group Plc.
He was educated in Northumberland and the Royal Naval Engineering College, Plymouth, graduating in Aeronautical Systems Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council. Mick completed postgraduate management studies at Manchester Business School.
Mick served as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy for twelve years in a number of engineering management roles. On completion of his service career he joined Westland Helicopters spending two years managing military and civil helicopter programmes. In 1999 he joined the British Aerospace Military Aircraft business where he held a number of programme management, engineering and commercial leadership roles. In 2008 he was appointed Managing Director of the BAE Systems F-55 Joint Strike Fighter business leading teams across the UK and the US. In 2011 he joined BAE Systems Maritime Sector being appointed Managing Director of the BAE Systems Naval Ships business. In September 2016 Mick joined the BAE Systems International Operating Group being appointed Director – Engineering, Programme Management and Operations.