Before officially retiring in 2008, Mike held the position of Executive Director of Forestry South Africa (FSA) for 8 years. In total he worked for the forestry industry at FSA for 28 years. Mike holds the following positions:
- Founder member and Financial Director of NGO “Food & Trees for Africa”
- Financial Director of “Carbon Protocol of South Africa”
- Board Member “Centre for Tree Health Biotechnology” at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria
- Immediate past Executive Director and currently Institutional Consultant to Forestry South Africa.