Michael has worked in financial services, employee benefits and technology for over 35 years. In 2000 he left Alexander Forbes, where he was European managing director of their financial services division, to set up his own technology business, Thomsons Online Benefits. Thomsons software, Darwin, became the world’s leading software for benefits administration, and employee engagement, and is used in over 90 countries. In 2016, Michael sold Thomsons to Mercer, part of MMC, a NYSE listed company. Since leaving in 2017, Michael has invested in, and become a director of, several high growth technology businesses. Outside of his commercial interests, Michael is Chairman of Barnes RFC, a Trustee of Jason Leonard’s Atlas Foundation, and on the Business Development Boards of Try For Change and Dallaglio Rugby Works.