He has advised organisations in the financial services – including central banking – and public sectors, bringing a decade of experience from the UK and New Zealand. As a qualified Chartered Accountant and PRINCE2 practitioner, Michael is adept at quickly understanding different business drivers, building trusted relationships, and breaking problems into their component parts. He is passionate about finding financially sustainable solutions with positive social impact.
Prior to Nous, Michael provided strategic advisory and analysis to key finance projects for a leading global investment banking advisory firm, serving its New York and London offices. During his MBA at Oxford, he worked on addressing the systemic issue of youth loneliness in the UK, where he utilised several system mapping tools and interviewed industry experts, including the Rt Honourable Theresa May, in generating iterative solutions. He also led two of the leading consulting clubs at the university as Consulting Director and won Best Project Leader for Hilary term 2021.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington.
Michael endeavours to stay fit at the gym and enjoys basketball. He is also a musicals lover and a keen traveller, having visited 50+ European cities while living in London.