Michael was formerly co-founder and CEO of Collins Stewart, the investment bank. He has been instrumental in advising and funding a substantial number of high technology companies, both private and quoted and has extensive corporate finance and stockbroking experience. Prior to Collins Stewart, Michael was a leading technology analyst with the stockbroking firm Simon & Coates. Michael was the CEO of SPARK from its founding in September 1999 until he stepped down to become a non-executive director on 16 September 2004.
Appointed to the Board on 27 September 1999. Michael chairs the company's audit committee.