Mike Irwin is a Forensic Collision Investigator and Vehicle Examiner and our Principal Consultant for the Northern half of the UK. Mike served 30 years in the Police Service of which 26 where on Motor Patrols and the last 16 were as a Road Traffic Accident Investigator. Upon his retirement from the police he took the first Associateship position with Wayman being recruited by our CEO Len Wayman. Mike’s decision to join the team at Wayman was due to “The chance to continue the type of work I was doing before retirement, throughout the UK and the opportunity to work in foreign countries.”
Mike’s enthusiasm for collision investigation was born out of an Interest in mechanics, physics and pure and applied mathematics. He was one of the first officers in Northumbria Police to pass the City & Guilds Accident Investigation Course even though, at the time, he was not a member of the Collision Unit.
Mike describes himself as warm, totally professional and at times self-deprecating. His avuncular style always puts the customer first. Mike maintains the noble attitude that his responsibility is to “search for the truth”, and his passion for his work never falters. He continues to enjoy all aspects of collision investigation, but mainly the satisfying of an enquiring mind.
Since qualifying as a Collision Investigator, Mike has achieved numerous further qualifications and memberships, among them the following;
Member of Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (I.T.A.I.)
Associate Member of Institute of Road Transport Engineers (A.M.I.R.T.E.)
Associate Member of Society of Engineers (A.M.S.O.E.)
City & Guilds in Accident Investigation
Examining of Vehicles (Con & Use)
City & Guilds Advanced Examining of Vehicles
Mike lives in the North East. In his spare time he enjoys all manner of equine pursuits, travel and spending time in his holiday home in Bulgaria.
You can download Mike’s CV here; Mike Irwin CV (PDF)