On leaving the University of St Andrews, Mick May spent 20 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 (again pretty accurately) by David Cameron as “the only company in the country where you need a criminal record to work there”. Over 15 years it has employed almost 1,500 released prisoners. In 2016 he was awarded the OBE for his work in the rehabilitation work. Since 2015 he has served as Chair of Governors at the Kensington Aldridge Academy, and since his retirement has served on the boards of a number of charities.