Mike McWilliams works in the Renewable Energy and Climate Change field.
He has been a television cameraman and the owner of a design consultancy.
He did military service in 1970, starting as an infantryman at 6 South African Infantry but immediately volunteered to train as a Paratrooper at 1 Parachute Battalion in Bloemfontein. He served in 1 Para Bn, 2 Para Bn and 3 Para Bn completing many 3 month stints as Fire Force in Owamboland South West Africa until 1978.
The Battle for Cassinga was his last operation.
Mike was a skydiver and won the South African National Championships five years in succession from 1980 to 84 and also competed at World Parachuting Championships and World Cups in both Free Fall Relative Work as well as Canopy Relative Work. In 1983 he captained the South African 8 Way Team to a Bronze Medal at the World Championships.
Mike is married to Frances and has three sons. His interests are classical music, chess, hunting, motorcycles and reading.