With previous experience in the sport and recreation sector, Mike worked as a Learning Support Advisor for Skills Active, as well as pursuing a career as a personal trainer. Through this experience, he played a vital role informing New Zealanders about the importance of health and wellbeing.

As a member of the He Oranga Poutama team, Mike is working alongside Aktive’s partners to advise and assist them in building their organisational capacity and capability of Māori. Mike strives to create meaningful relationships with local iwi, marae, kōhanga and kura to ensure the voice of Māori is heard and reflected in sport and recreation initiatives across Tāmaki Makaurau.