Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 1979 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1991. Michael worked his articles at a medium-sized London firm, and, after qualifying, specialised in tax at Price Waterhouse, London, for 2 years.
Michael then went into business for six years culminating in the sale of the business to a public company. On returning to the profession in 1988, Michael built up a small portfolio of clients and then, in 1990, joined Landau Baker & Co as a partner.
Michael specialises in the education sector, and has built up one of the largest portfolios of schools and academies as clients in the UK over the last two decades.
In addition, Michael has other clients in various trades and professions.