Mick has worked in cartography for twenty-five years and is director of Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd, a company he and his wife Jennifer set up in 2008. Prior to this he was Editor in Chief for World and European cartography at HarperCollins Publishers in Glasgow, which included editorial responsibility for The Times Atlas of the World and Collins maps and atlases. He continues his involvement with HarperCollins as Consultant Editor to Times Atlases. Before moving to HarperCollins he worked for what is now the Defence Geographic Centre at the Ministry of Defence, which included three years based in Hong Kong.
He is a Past-President of the Society and current Council member, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His spare time finds him on the tennis courts (he is a qualified coach) as well as accompanying his three young boys around the mountain bike trails of Scotland.