Chair of the Education Performance & Standards Committee and Member of the Risk & Audit Committee.
Michael is currently a Director of Camber Consulting and a successful former Director of Education and Head of Children’s Services with over 35 years’ experience working within both public and private sectors.
With a background in education, Michael has managed public sector organisations with over 800 staff and budgets in excess of £300m. He has successfully worked on establishing new unitary authorities and has led organisations to successful inspection outcomes and achievement of major contracts. He has successful experience in leading and supporting change and implementation of performance and commercialisation of education and children’s services.
Michael has significant knowledge of a range of education authorities and systems across the country from large unitary and two tier authorities to the small unitary and academy chains.
He has a range of successful senior level interim leadership ‘turn around’ roles or several unitary and county councils. He has worked with national government on extended service and leading projects on personalisation in education and public services.
Michael is a former Director of Educational Services for the City of York, Council, and former Executive Director of Education of Lambeth Council. Michael was also Head of Service for Children’s Services for Cornwall Council and was an adviser to government on raising levels of achievement for ethnic minorities and extended service schools. Michael has also served as a non-executive director for the Health Development Agency and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.