Following an early career in industry Mike Gregory was the was the founder member of the team which established the IfM in 1998. Linking science, engineering, management and policy and integrating education, research and practice the IfM now has over 230 staff and research students and a further 100 undergraduate and Masters students. He retired as Head of the Manufacturing and Management Division of the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering and of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) in 2015.
Mike Gregory's work is closely linked with industry and government and he has published in the areas of manufacturing strategy, technology management, international manufacturing and manufacturing policy.
External activities have included membership of various government and institutional committees. He served as Executive Director of the Cambridge MIT Institute from 2005-2008, Springer Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley in 2008/9, Acting Director of the Institute for Continuing Education in 2015/16 and has been a Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) since 2017. He has recently completed a term on the Supervisory Board of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult where he was one of the founding directors. He chairs the Babbage International Policy Forum and is President of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR).
He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he was a trustee.