Michael was Global Head of Analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s research where he led their research across all renewable energy and energy-smart technologies, including smart grid and related applications. He has extensive experience as a senior energy policy maker, in both government and industry, as well as two decades of experience in consulting at McKinsey where he became a Partner.
Michael worked in the Department of Energy in the 1980s providing policy advice to UK Government Ministers across a range of energy policy initiatives. These included one of the earliest privatisations (Amersham International) which became the foundation for much of the UK’s subsequent privatisation programme. He also worked on the deregulation of the energy sector, renewable energy and nuclear policy and the sale of the electricity industry. He was Principal Secretary to the Minister of State for Oil and Gas and subsequently Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary for the Head of the Energy Ministry.
Subsequently, Michael joined McKinsey, the leading management consulting firm, advising clients across the energy, technology and telecommunications industries. He has broad geographic experience of working for businesses and government in over 20 different countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US on strategic, operational, marketing and technology issues.
Michael has an MA (1st class) from Cambridge University, winning the Ware, Keller and Spencer-Jones prizes for Mathematics, as well as an MBA (with distinction) from the London Business School where he graduated at the top of his year.