Michael is a member of VCP’s advisory board and a shareholder in the business. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Michael joined Singer & Friedlander in 1955, where he rose to Joint Chief Executive. In 1973 Michael joined Electra investment Trust and became Chief Executive when it floated in 1976, before becoming Chairman in 1986. He has held a number of non-executive chairmanships and directorships of public and private companies in the UK, and his main role is now as a senior business advisor to Stonehage Fleming, a position he has held since 2001. He is an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School.