Mike joined BGF in January 2012 in Aberdeen, where he leads the office and is responsible for originating and delivering investments in the North of Scotland, and for working with the management teams of the investee companies to help maximise their potential.
Mike started his career as a drilling engineer with Shell, working mostly in exploration in Angola and Congo. He then joined 3i, and after spells in Birmingham and Cambridge Mike moved to Aberdeen in 2004, where he was involved in both oil service and exploration and production investments. He was subsequently appointed joint head of 3i’s oil and gas team.
Mike has a BA and MEng degree in Engineering from the Downing College, Cambridge University, and an MBA from INSEAD, and he is a Chartered Engineer and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Mike is married and lives in Banchory in Aberdeenshire. He provides a taxi service for his four kids, and in his spare time likes to be outdoors, running, skiing and biking.
“The economy in the North of Scotland is outward-looking, with international sales making up the majority of revenue for most of our businesses. The culture is very entrepreneurial, and Scotland regularly generates innovative technology and services, on which business owners build some great and valuable companies. This makes it a great market for BGF.”
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