Mr Mike Parker

Membership details: Independent Member

Member of:
Board of Governors (Chair)
Chairs’ Group (Chair)
Nominations Committee (Chair)
Employment Committee
Finance Committee
Remuneration Committee

Term of Office: 01/10/2021-30/09/2024 (second term, second year)

Mike is a Senior Independent Director of PV Crystalox Solar plc and Chairman of the Audit and the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Sublimity Therapeutics, a Dublin-based pharmaceutical company.

Mike’s previous directorships were with quoted companies including Invensys plc, SNC-Lavalin in Canada and Laird PLC. 

Mike is a Strategic Advisor at the Metropolitan Police, and is also Chairman of the Alliance Manchester Business School MBA Advisory Committee.

Mike is involved with a variety of charities and not-for-profit organisations.  He is Chairman of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and is also a Trustee and Honorary Secretary of the Energy Institute.  Mike recently stood down as Chairman of Street League (a national charity that utilises sport to engage with inactive 16-25 year olds) and also previously was Chairman of Liverpool’s economic development and regeneration company, Liverpool Vision.

Mike began his career with Dow in 1968.  During his 34 years there, he was based in the US, the UK, Switzerland and Hong Kong. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, USA in 2000 and a member of the company’s Board of Directors from 1995 to 2003.  He was subsequently appointed Group Chief Executive of British Nuclear Fuels, a nuclear technology and products manufacturing company, from 2003 until 2009.

Mike was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours 2009 for services to the energy industry and in 2014 awarded the Citizen of Honour for the City of Liverpool.