In Jersey he was responsible for four museums, two castles and the island’s national archive. His achievements in Jersey included twice winning the Museum of the Year Award. Michael started his museum career in Norwich in the 1970s before moving in 1983 to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum as Curator of Social History.
Michael attended the Getty Leadership Institute in Berkeley, California in 1993. He has been a member of the faculty of the UEA Museum Leadership Programme since 1994 and was co-director of the Nordic Museum Leadership Programme in Denmark from 2001-08. He has also been an occasional visiting lecturer at the London Business School, Cass Business School and New York University. During the last seven years he has taught or spoken at conferences in Bangkok, Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Tehran, Vienna and Zurich.