Michael is a qualified lawyer, qualified investment manager and corporate financier with a broad range of international commercial and legal experience in both Europe and the US over the last 30 years.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, he practised as a solicitor at Linklaters in London, Hong Kong and New York, working with leading global financial institutions. He then moved to Merrill Lynch & Co. to work in both London and New York, where he became a managing director of Equity Capital Markets, with primary responsibility for origination, execution and commercial negotiation of equity and equity-linked transactions, including a series of major privatisations in the UK and EMEA regions during that time.

Since 2005, Michael has held senior roles in venture capital and portfolio companies in London and Hong Kong focusing on renewable technology companies. He was Chairman of Environmental Recycling Technologies Plc prior to his appointment to the Board of Active Energy Group in 2015. After an initial non-executive role, Michael was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of AEG in July 2018 and is currently based between London and US.