Sir Michael became Chairman of Bibby Line Group in June 2020. Prior to this he was a Non-Executive Director for two years after being Managing Director of Bibby Line Group for the previous 18 years. He is also the Chairman of Bibby Marine Limited.
Sir Michael joined as Finance Director, then became Managing Director of Bibby Line Limited – the Group’s shipping division. Before this, he spent several years at Unilever as a project accountant where he was involved on acquisitions, disposals and joint venture projects. He qualified as a chartered accountant in London with Coopers & Lybrand following his graduation from Oxford University in 1984.
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Sir Michael is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Liverpool. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Merseyside in 2013 and has previously served as President of the UK Chamber of Shipping. He helped start Mersey Maritime, serving on their Board until 2019.