BMC are delighted to confirm that Mike Bird, MA MBE of Atkins will be joining us to speak about his experience of transitioning from a military to a corporate role.

Mike spent some 30 years in the British Military. Having proudly served in a range of command and staff appointments during a wonderfully fulfilling career, he decided to leave in 2017 and pursue a second career. He joined Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, as a Client Director in 2018.

As part of Atkins’ Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology Division, Mike is employed in a business development role as well as conducting ‘client-side’ consultancy. Primarily focused on cyber security and resilience at a portfolio and programme level, Mike has a particular interest in digital transformation and its associated development and delivery of capabilities.

Mike’s transition out the military was characterised as a ‘sine wave’ of progression. He is keen to share his experiences and give a personal perspective that he hopes will serve to inform and reassure those on their journey ‘outside’.