Michael is joint Managing Partner of a global leadership development consultancy and until recently undertook a number of non-executive director appointments in the power and agriculture sectors. He chaired a Parish Council for many years, sat as a magistrate in the criminal and family courts, and was also Vice Chairman of the Sussex Eastern Bench. He was also a member of the Wealden District Council’s Standards Committee. Michael often chairs the East Sussex School Appeal Panel . He is an honorary fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland , a Trustee of The Poppy Factory and also a Governor at St Catherine’s school in Bramley in Surrey.
Recreation: Grandchildren, dog walking, skiing and until recently farming a small holding with livestock.