Chief Financial Officer
Michael has worked in industry and commerce since 1977, having qualified with Arthur Andersen & Co where he remained until 1981. After three years working in New York and Miami in Corporate Finance roles, Michael returned to the UK to lead the flotation of CCF Group plc (a provider of technology to the financial services sector), as finance director. CCF was subsequently renamed Quotient plc, and experienced strong growth, organically and through M&A and joint venture activities, across key global markets. The business was subsequently acquired by Misys Group plc.
As finance director at Oasis Group plc (a strategic consulting and technology provider), Michael led a proposed UK flotation, which was overtaken by an acquisition by Sybase Inc, a c.US$1.5bn NASDAQ listed technology provider. In 1996, Michael was also part of a management buy-in team at M-R Group plc (a document services and work flow technology provider) and after a period of major restructuring and repositioning, this business was also acquired by a major US technology company in 1999.
Since 1999, Michael has focused on opportunities in the property and leisure sectors, including investment in, and an advisory role to, LCPP from its inception.