Michael is an entrepreneur and author. He co-founded the campaigns firm Seven Hills & co-authored Mission (Penguin). He is Chair of the Small Business Charter, the mark of excellence for small business leadership education in UK business schools. He is also Chair of Entrepreneurs at the private bank and wealth manager Coutts.
He is Honorary Professor of the Purpose Economy at the University of London where he also holds an Honorary Doctorate. Michael is also an Honorary Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Michael co-founded the national campaign for early stage enterprise, StartUp Britain and was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise promotion, entrepreneurship and education.