Michael joins the board as a qualified chartered secretary.
After an extensive career in building societies and financial services both in the UK and overseas he moved into healthcare regulation as Deputy Registrar at the General Osteopathic Council where he oversaw the management of the education and financial portfolios.
He left the General Osteopathic Council to become Chief Executive of the British Osteopathic Association where he looked after the interests of practising osteopaths providing advice and guidance to members. The role also involved lobbying as the Association was committed to making osteopathy much more widely available on the NHS.
Upon his retirement from the Association he was invited to become the lay registrar for the British Acupuncture Council which is a role he still holds to this day. His early work has seen him review and revise the registration process.
He still keeps an interest in the world of osteopathy as executive adviser to the European Federation of Osteopaths and as Chair of the audit committee at the Institute of Osteopathy.
He is committed to an integrated approach to healthcare and believes passionately that this approach offers one of the solutions to escalating healthcare costs.