Mike Cunningham QPM has been involved in policing for more than 30 years. He is a former senior British police officer and was chief executive of the College of Policing from 2018 to 2020.
He joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1987 and after completing the Strategic Command Course in 2005 became assistant chief constable, taking responsibility for operational policing.
From September 2009 to 2014 Mr Cunningham was chief constable of Staffordshire Police. In 2014, he was appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and received the award of Honorary Doctor by Staffordshire University in recognition of his significant contribution to policing and law and order.
Mike joined Skills for Justice as an Associate in 2021 and was appointed lead commissioner at Liverpool City Council by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in the same year.