Michael is currently engaged in Non-Executive roles across 4 continents, helping businesses within the TMT space to drive growth and profitability both at an early stage and at exit level. Such businesses include Ultrahaptics in the UK, Teraco Data Environments in South Africa and Datapipe in New York City. In 2014, he published Forget Strategy, Get Results, a best-selling book on management techniques.
Since 2002 and until recently, Michael was CEO of TelecityGroup, leading the company’s growth and expansion into Europe’s leading data centre business. Previously, he gained experience as Managing Director at ICL Fujitsu Services and at Tricord Systems, and as Business Development Director at Globalserve and International Computer Group.
Michael won multiple awards including the PwC Technology CEO of the Year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year three years in a row, and the London Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year twice.
Michael is also engaged with many charities. He is the Chairman of CEO Sleepout UK and of the Friends of the Loomba Foundation, for widows and children across the world. He is also involved with Byte Night and Make a Wish Foundation and their fundraising work. In 2016 he will be completing 40 marathons in 40 consecutive days to raise £1m for the Princes Trust’s 40th Anniversary year to help disadvantaged children.