On leaving the University of St Andrews, Mick May spent twenty years in finance where increasingly he saw himself (pretty accurately) as the worst banker in the City of London. His second career saw him set up and grow the social enterprise Blue Sky, once described by David Cameron (again pretty accurately) as “the only company in the country where you need a criminal record to work there”. Over the past decade and a half it has succeeded in employing almost 2,000 released prisoners. In 2016 his work with ex-offenders was recognised by the award of an OBE.
Since retirement on medical grounds in 2015 he has chaired the boards of a couple of charities and an academy.
Mick is married to Jill and they have six children. He is an avid reader of history books and an extraordinarily keen angler. He continues to fish to this day.