Mike Nussbaum has been in the thick of social change and community development for nearly 50 years. His first career as a research chemist was cut short by failing eyesight, but Mike soon forged a second career in local government and public policy development.

Amongst other posts that he holds Mike is Chair of Action for Blind People and therefore an RNIB Group Board trustee. He is also a Trustee of Guide Dogs and the Equality and Diversity forum. He acts as an adviser to a number of organisations on Community Development and Volunteering, including the Shaw Trust and the Churches Conservation Trust.

In 2008 The Open University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of over 40 years of public service.