Michael is co-founder of the campaigning company Seven Hills, the fastest growing public relations firm in the UK today.
He is co-founder of StartUp Britain, the national initiative for early stage enterprise, which is fully supported by Prime Minister David Cameron and HM Government.
Michael is chairman of entrepreneurs at the private bank Coutts & Co and is chairman of MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival. He is a contributing editor for Real Business and a columnist for Start Your Business.
Michael is a non-executive member of Festivals Edinburgh. He also served as a non-executive director with the cities of Westminster, Sheffield and as a commissioner on the Inquiry Into The Future Of Cities And Local Government Finance.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a freeman of the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners, is listed in Debrett's People of Today and is an ambassador for the Courvoisier Future 500.
Michael was educated at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary College, and Millfield.