Before joining Hill+Knowlton, Michael worked as EU Policy Adviser to the International Video Federation, a Brussels-based trade association for publishers of audiovisual content. Here he provided public affairs support on areas including copyright reform, the protection of intellectual property rights online, and audiovisual media services.
Michael also has extensive experience of working in the European Parliament, where he spent five years as the parliamentary adviser to a British MEP on the Legal Affairs and Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committees. During this time he worked closely on a number of dossiers, including the Consumer Rights Directive, Consumer Credit Directive, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to this, Michael completed a traineeship with eBay’s Government Relations team in Brussels and gained experience working at the Department for Education & Skills in the UK and at the British Embassy in Ankara.
Michael is British national and graduated with degrees in Modern European Studies and Political Theory from University College London. He speaks English, Swedish, French and German.