Michael was born in Salford in 1990, the youngest of 2 children to a young family. He gained his degree in Geography from The University of Salford and went on to train to be a teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University. Since then, he has worked in schools in Salford before joining Manchester Grammar School in 2017; where currently, he is the Assistant Headteacher for Outreach, Service and Partnership at one of the country’s leading independent day schools.
As a Mountain Leader, Michael has a passion for enabling young people to get outdoors both within the education and voluntary sectors. He has had a variety of roles in The Scouts at both a national and local level, including being a National Trustee. Michael is a passionate supporter of both The Scouts and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and explains that without these organisations he would not be the person he is today. Currently, Michael is the lead volunteer for a large active Scout Group in Salford, supporting over 95 young people and adults, is a member of The Scouts National Awards Advisory Committee, as well as being Deputy Chair of Cheshire Scout County.
In 2021 Michael was sworn-in as a Greater Manchester Magistrate; a role he finds extremely rewarding.
With a keen eye for charity governance, Michael was the Chair of Trustees for Proud and Loud Arts for over 8 years supporting the charity to develop within this time, and gaining the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2019 and National Portfolio status from the Arts Council in 2022. Michael is a trustee for the Bond Board, who work to reduce homelessness by finding homes in the private sector for people on low incomes.
He is a proud Salfordian and is passionate about social mobility based on his lived experience.