Michael is a serial technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the former ‘maverick’ CEO of Telecity Group, the FTSE 250 data centre operator, which he took from £6million to £3billion, Michael is known across the globe as the leader who created the data centre industry in Europe.
Subsequently, Michael turned his attention to supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and leaders in the digital and technology space. Having received The OBE (Order of the British Empire) from Her Majesty the Queen for Services to the Digital Economy, he is now on the boards of multiple tech companies across four continents.
Michael is one of Debrett’s ‘People of Today’, is one of Smith & Williamson’s Top 25 UK Entrepreneurs, a Stevie’s Chairman of the Year and three times Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He gives every ounce of his energy to support others. In 2016 he raised more than £120k for The Prince’s Trust by running 40 marathons in 40 days and in 2020 trekked to the South Pole raising over £120k for Children with Brain Tumours.