Mike Wilson started his working life delivering doughnuts for a large bakery in the south of England.
In 1968 he joined Abbey Life as a clerk and thus began a 50 year career in financial services. In 1992 he co-founded St. James’s Place Wealth Management now regarded as one of the most successful companies in the industry. At the same time he formed his own charitable trust in order that he could help those less fortunate than himself.
Mike retired from the board of St. James’s Place in 2011 which enabled him to spend more time mentoring people from all walks of life and to write his book, “How to be Chief Executive of Your Own Life”. He was awarded a CBE in 2012 for services to the insurance industry and to charity.