With over 25 years of national and international experience in the private and public sectors, Mike is respected for his strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly understand the operational and organizational dynamics of complex situations. With extensive senior management experience in finance and operations, he has worked in a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, fast-moving consumer goods, real estate services, advanced education and management consulting.
Previously, based in Hong Kong, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer, Asia, for Jones Lang LaSalle, a global leader in real estate services, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. After assisting with the restructuring of the Asia Pacific region, Mike became responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and communications, and legal and compliance for Jones Lang LaSalle’s largest regional business unit.
In total, Mike spent ten years in Asia, based out of Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong, but in roles largely regional in nature. A strong team player, Mike successfully filled a variety of roles in key initiatives surrounding strategic planning, change management, financial reporting and analysis, performance measurement, knowledge management, human resources and information technology. During that time he demonstrated his ability to work effectively across geographic, cultural and professional boundaries. Prior to moving overseas, Mike worked at Ernst & Young in Canada.
Mike holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of. He has held his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation since 1992 and his Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation since 2013.