Michael is the Director of Legal and Governance at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a position he has held since March 2020. Prior to that he was the Head of Legal for nearly four years, and previously the Heritage at Risk legal advisor for three years both at English Heritage.
Other legal roles include working at Homes England, the North West Development Agency and Eversheds LLP. This combination of a legal, regeneration and a heritage background means he is well placed to provide valuable technical knowledge alongside a broader understanding of the historic environment: its need for preservation but also its role in economic and cultural renewal.
His wider charitable interests include being a volunteer leader in the Boys’ Brigade, a uniformed youth organisation for young people, including holding the position of President of the Manchester and District Battalion from 2016 to 2021.