Mike O’Connor has joined Action on Hearing Loss as Interim Chief Executive.
Mike has worked at a senior level in the voluntary and public sector with his first chief executive role being in 1989. His Civil Service posts include time in the Department for Health, HM Treasury and Cabinet Office and he was Private Secretary to two Minsters for Health. At his time at the Millennium Commission and on the Olympics he was responsible for an investment programme of more than £4bn. He led the statutory consumer protection body, Consumer Focus and in his last post was Chief Executive of StepChange Debt Charity, the UK’s largest debt advice charity employing 1,500 staff and supporting 600,000 clients each year. He has degrees in natural and social science and was awarded the CBE in 2000.