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Chair of Enterprise M3 and Chair at Coller Capital
Michael has been Chair of Enterprise M3 since July 2021. He was formerly Chief Executive of 3i Group plc, the global investment company where after 25 years he retired in 2012 having developed 3i’s activities in the infrastructure sector through founding 3i Infrastructure plc.
In 1994 he was seconded to the HM Treasury to help to develop the potential for the Private Finance Initiative in the NHS as Head of the NHS Private Finance Unit. In 2002 Michael was Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association.
Between 2010 and 2012 he was a member of the Prime Ministers Business Advisory Group.
Between 2012 and 2018 he was President of Surrey 100, a Business Angel Group attached to the University of Surrey where he invested in a portfolio of early stage technology companies. Michael has a BA (Hons) Industrial Economics from Nottingham University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Between 2018 and 2022 he was Chair of Council at the University of Surrey, having been Council member from 2014 and between 2020 and 2022 also Chair of the Council of University Chairs.
He is currently Non Executive Chair of Coller Capital Limited, a Director of TAQA, a Saudi based industrial company, and is also an advisor to an Indian Private Equity Group and Non Executive Director at Thames Tideway Tunnel.
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