Mike's sector knowledge and specialist skills are in automotive, diversified industrials, and aerospace. In 2005, Mike became UK Head of Automotive, and was appointed Senior Partner of the Birmingham Office in 2011 and Regional Chairman for the Midlands in 2013. He joined us as a graduate trainee in 1986 and qualified three years later as a Chartered Accountant. In 1990 Mike transferred to California, to KPMG Los Angeles. This was an international secondment programme during which he worked principally in the film and record industries. Mike returned to the UK in 1993 and became an Audit Partner in 1998, with a focus on international and listed manufacturing groups.