Now retired, Michael read Engineering at university and went on to work in the electronics industry and then the computer industry, spending 30 years working with IBM.  From a very young age he was always keen on wildlife, particularly birds.  His main interests are still ornithology, fishing, hill walking, a love of wild places and many technical subjects such as energy generation, aircraft design and climate change.

Michael strongly believes in the science based approach that SBS is taking, as it is clear that this is the only sensible way to influence future debate and policy at government level.