Mike Whine was co-founder of the UK based Community Security Trust where he worked for thirty five years. He was also Defence and Group Relations Director of the Board of Deputies of British Jews for twenty five years.
He is the UK Member of ECRI, a standing commission of the Council of Europe which advises member states on human rights matters, and Chairman of the ECRI Working Group on Civil Society and Specialised Bodies. He was previously Chairman of the Working Group that renewed the General Policy Recommendation No. 9 on Combating Antisemitism, and of the ECRI Bureau (Executive).
He is a member of the National Independent Advisory Group on hate crime for policing and criminal justice at the National Police Chiefs Council, former member of the Hate Crime and Scrutiny Panel of the London Crown Prosecution Service and Lay Advisor to the Counterterrorism Division of the Crown Prosecution Service.
From 2003 until 2017 he was the European Jewish Congress representative at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE ODIHR), where he was also an occasional representative of the UK Government.
He represents the WJC on the European Commission Forum on the protection of public spaces.
He was appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours