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Michael has worked at IHS Markit, IHS and the IHS acquired Harriman Chemsult since 1990, aside from two years working at SIDF in Riyadh.
For much of the past 30 years Michael's expertise has been focused in consulting, especially in the chlor-alkali, downstream derivatives, and associated industries as well as the wider chemical industry.
Michael has managed and delivered to clients numerous consulting studies. Clients have included well known multinational companies, major to mid-sized chemical companies and private equity, banks or financial institutions. Many of the studies focused on sectors already mentioned: Chlor-Alkali, Vinyls, Soda Ash and Bleaching Chemicals. Assignments consisted of due diligence for potential acquisitions, market studies for proposed new plant construction, and market analyses and price forecasting to assist business planning activities.
Michael holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Manchester as well as a Dp.B.A. from Manchester Business School.