Mike Fischer co-founded Research Machines, a British microcomputer and then software company for the educational market. He was CEO for 24 years and became a non-executive director and Lifetime President in 1997. He stood down as a non-executive director in 2004, but retains the honorary title of Lifetime President of the company. He is founder of the Fischer Family Trust which runs projects in health and education. In Education, the key project of the Fischer Family Trust has been to change the way school performance is measured in England.
Mike is also Director of SBL, a (Community Interest) Company dedicated to improving patient treatment options through high quality, collaborative and clinically focused research, and Chairman and co–founder of Alamy Ltd, a stock photography agency.
Mike completed an undergraduate degree in physics at Oxford University in 1971 and a second undergraduate degree in physiological sciences at Oxford University in 1978. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Open University. Mike was awarded a CBE for services to Business and to Charity in 2006