Michael has had an international career in public relations, running his own consultancies and holding a number of senior positions with Weber Shandwick and, until three years ago, with Grayling as global CEO. In the Autumn of 2013 he launched his own firm to undertake advisory work both for communications and marketing consultancies and clients. Working as appropriate with partners around the world, he supports them in business strategy and improvement, growth, talent acquisition and marketing. He holds a number of non-executive positions with communications consultancies and also supports early-stage businesses through advice and equity participation. Michael is also a Governor of London Metropolitan University and enjoys playing and watching football, keeping fit, cooking and wine.