A former officer in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, Michael has spent 30 years working in London in the Lloyds Insurance Market, in asset management and in 2004 was a founder shareholder and managing director of a boutique investment advisory business which, amongst other things, was one of the first to fund and build renewable energy projects in the People's Republic of China. 

Prior to joining Mountbatten, Michael was, for 17 years, a trustee of Seafarers UK (formerly King George’s Fund for Sailors) where he was responsible for finance and investments.