Sir Michael is a Chartered Accountant by profession and worked at UK Managing Partner Grant Thornton until the mid 1990’s.
He was Chairman of South West of England Regional Development Agency 1998 – 2003. and then Chairman of Visit Britain (British Tourist Authority) until 2005.
He is currently Emeritus Governor of the London School of Economics. He has recently stepped down as Chairman of The Theatre Royal Plymouth, a position he held for 8 years.
He lives in East Devon with his wife and is often visited by his many grandchildren. Mike stepped down as Trustee in 2018 and has since become a Patron of the Trust.