Michael is Policy & External Affairs Director at the IFRS Foundation, where he is currently playing an active role in setting up the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) . Prior to this Michael spent 10 years leading the policy and external affairs activities at the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) to develop high quality disclosure standards and thought leadership on environmental and social issues to drive greater consistency and comparability of information reported to capital markets. Michael has also worked at a global pharmaceutical corporation and at the sustainability think tank Forum for the Future. He has a degree in Chemistry with Environmental Science from the University of Birmingham and studied Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford. In his personal capacity, he is Member of the EU Expert Group on the European financial data space and former member of the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stakeholder Advisory Panel, as well as the EFRAG European Lab Project Task Force on Climate-Related Reporting.