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Michael is Director of Innovation at Connected Places Catapult (CPC), responsible for driving the organisation’s work across key national themes such as net zero, infrastructure, future technologies and human-centred design.  He leads the Catapult’s investment and commercialisation strategy, focussed on driving economic growth for the UK within the transport and place industries.  He works across the investment landscape, from supporting UK start-ups accessing finance needed to scale, to working with central government to identify opportunities for attracting private investment into national initiatives.

Michael previously spent his career working in the venture capital and management consulting industries before taking up leadership positions in several early-stage technology businesses.  In his personal life, he has been a lone-carer for over 10 years, supporting an individual with acute schizoaffective bipolar and is a live-in carer for a family member who suffered a severe stroke in 2021.