Mike is Professor Emeritus of Enterprise Policy, Heriot-Watt University and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has published widely on many other areas of Scottish economic policy and social development. Chair of Basic Income Network Scotland, Chair of the 2021 BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network) world congress, depute Convenor Jimmy Reid Foundation, Trustee of Nordic Horizons, Mike was on the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Commission and has advised, national and international organisations: OECD, WHO, EC, trades unions and community groups. Mike is Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Island Studies.
Community Renewal is a social enterprise and charity with the core values and ambitions for our people and communities that I fully share. I wanted to bring my own experiences and skills to help contribute to the work of the organisation, staff and communities to achieve transformational change across the nation.
People don’t resist change. They resist being changed!