Michael is Non-Executive Chair of London Stock Exchange plc. His other Non-Executive directorships include Chair of Morgan Sindall Group plc and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Royal Mail plc. Michael spent some 28 years in investment banking working for firms including Robert Fleming, UBS and Merrill Lynch. He retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2016 where he was Co-Head of Investment Banking for the UK and Ireland, having previously been Co-Head of Corporate Broking. During his career in investment banking, Michael has advised the boards of many leading UK PLCs on a wide range of strategic, financing and governance matters.