Michael began his career at Diageo, juggling a full-time role with playing rugby at the highest level, gaining 10 international caps for Ireland. Michael joined Diageo, or Guinness as it was at the time in 1978 as a Junior Brewer direct from Trinity. Twenty-eight years later having moved to London and after a wide range of operational, customer service, commercial and sales roles he began a new challenge in the sports marketing sector.
In 2009 Michael joined The John Lyon School, a boy’s 11 to 18 independent school in Harrow as Commercial Director and moved to the role of Bursar in September of that same year.
Michael now enjoys watching his two boys playing rugby, attends sports and other entertainment events with his wife, keeps fit and plays golf regularly. He has been a Trustee since its inception in November 2001.