Mike was born and raised in Collinsville but has lived in Bowen for 22 years where he serves as Whitsunday Regional Councillor for Division 6 and helps run a newsagency with his wife Kylie.
As a former coal miner and former Mayor of Bowen Shire and Whitsunday Regional Councils for over two decades, Mike has a proven track record of delivering outcomes for the people of Bowen and Whitsunday. Mike’s background in mining and local government has given him a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by regional communities, families and local businesses from the coalfields to the coast.
Mike knows the global economy has been hit hard by COVID-19 but the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s response to the global pandemic means that the Burdekin region is best placed for economic recovery. Mike has always been passionate about creating job opportunities through economic development and that remains his focus today.