Michael brings extensive commercial experience from a global career spanning over four decades in finance across the public and private sector.

In 2016, Michael was elected the first practising Fellow at The Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and has also featured in the ‘Economia’ Top 50 most influential business people, following his work to establish the Living Wage and persuade more than 2,500 employers to join this movement. Under his direction, KPMG were also acknowledged as the leading Corporate Social Responsibility organisation by The Sunday Times and The Financial Times.

He has published over 30 books and manuals, including the first global study on human rights within the finance sector. He has also been a special advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme, where he chaired the global finance initiative for a number of years.

Michael believes that it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that we do not lose a generation of talent by not nurturing our young people and supporting our most able athletes. It is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations.