Michael is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. He has steered the growth of the charity, cementing its position as the leading children's charity dedicated to providing training and support for child mental health services. He is Chair of Full Fact, as well as being Co-Founder and Chair of Civic, a not-for-profit which aims to support communities and organisation to accelerate impact. He is also Chair of the Somerset Community Foundation, a Trustee of Helpforce and Chair and Trustee of five family charities. In business, after training as a chartered accountant, he built up Mayborn Group, specialising in baby products, over the course of three decades. He has been Chairman of the outdoor clothing company, Muddy Puddles since 2011, and is Chairman of Murex Energy (renewable energy).