Group CEO & Non-Executive Director
Mike was born in Pukekohe and is a New Zealand entrepreneur, he’s the founder and owner of TPT Group and he holds multiple governance roles. Over 21 years Mike has led 10 successful start-up companies and completed 11 acquisitions. TPT Group comprises companies in the electronic security, information technology, future innovation including robotics and artificial intelligence, finance, and commercial property sectors.
He holds qualifications in electrical trade, electrotechnology, an Advanced Dip. Business, Dip. Management, Dip. Integrated Risk Management and a Dip. Project Management.
In 2020, Mike was acknowledged as a Blake Leader Awardee. This prestigious award recognises inspirational New Zealanders whose leadership style has delivered high-impact results and contributed to a more sustainable future for Aotearoa.
2017, he was one of two Global recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion of Entrepreneurship (the first recipient to be awarded the Global honour outside of the USA). The Medallion for Entrepreneurship is awarded to noteworthy Global businesspeople who combine innovative business achievement with service to humanity. In 2014 he was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for NZ.
Mike is a professional director of electricity lines company Waipa Networks, Rhema Media, Eqalis Pharmaceuticals and he also sits on the AUT University Business School Advisory Board. He is also Chair of The Runway Foundation and was recently elected as a trustee of Counties Power Consumer Trust.
Mike and his wife Terese founded The Runway Foundation in 2015, a registered NZ Charitable Trust providing support for families experiencing the challenge of ADHD but also to support the wider community. He is a strong believer in giving back to the community and supports several charities and community initiatives, including Lifewise, Community Food Banks and Crisis Funds.
He is a Pukekohe High School old boy and he and his wife Terese are deeply supportive of many community initiatives.