Mike has been with T4P from very near the beginning in 2002 when he became chair of the T4P festival committee. He went on to work continuously as a T4P practitioner until becoming a trustee in 2022. He previously worked as a solicitor specialising in housing rights and has been on the boards of several local and national charities. He was a long-time member and sometime vice-chair of the city’s communities partnership board. A connector of people and of ideas, and with a deep love for Leeds, he is currently doing doctoral research on the politics of super-diverse cities. Since 2008 he has been a practitioner and trainer in the ‘Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter’ (AoH).