Mike is originally from the UK and is married to Helen who is from Sydney. They have two children, Josiah and Hannah. Josiah has Fragile X syndrome while Hannah is not medically affected.
However, she does point out that she is still indirectly affected as a sibling of a brother with Fragile X! Mike has worked in the technology and social impact sectors for 20 years. He is the founder of Xceptional, a technology services firm that employs people with autism and was featured on the ABC’s ‘Employable Me’ documentary series. Mike holds a Masters from Harvard and a BA from Oxford. Mike is also a runner and has recently broken the world record for the fastest half marathon in a business suit! He took on the record to raise funds and awareness for Fragile X in Australia and internationally. Mike lives in Sydney. Mike was re-appointed to the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 25 October 2020.