Michael was appointed an Academy Trust Member of Hitchin Boys’ School Academy Trust in November 2020. The was appointed Chair of the Board in November 2021. Michael attended the school from 1964 until 1970. After a couple of forays into the world of retail and sales management he embarked upon a career with Thames Valley Police retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief Constable. During his career with the Police Michael gained experience in a variety of disciplines, notably public order, major incident management and criminal investigation. Having been awarded a scholarship by the Police Staff College he attended Reading University graduating with a BA degree in History. In the latter part of his career he worked in Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary undertaking performance, efficiency and fitness for purpose inspections of a range of forces across the United Kingdom. Upon retirement he was appointed deputy Director of the Police Staff College Strategic Command Course, a national ‘gateway course’ for those aspiring to Chief Officer rank. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2001.
Michael is currently Chair of the Kendrick Trust, an educational charity based in Reading, treasurer of his local branch of the Retired Police Officers Association and Chair of his local parish council.