Education and Pastoral
Educated at Whitgift School and Oxford, Michael spent a year as a lecteur in France before becoming an Assistant Master at Radley College in 1974. During his 16 years there he was Head of Modern Languages for six years and a Housemaster for six years also. He left in 1990 to become Headmaster of Ryde School and left there in 1997 to become Headmaster of Barnard Castle School.
In 2004, he left the UK to become Secondary School Principal at the International School of Geneva on their La Grande Boissière campus, where he stayed until retiring in 2015. He was then interim Head of Secondary School, International School of Monaco between January and July 2016.
During his career Michael was heavily involved with HMC and was a lay advisory governor at Durham Chorister School. He remains a Principal Examiner for Cambridge International French A, AS and pre-U and an Assistant Examiner for Cambridge IGCSE French. Married to Patricia with three children, he won eight full international caps for England at hockey and two Oxford Blues for hockey, one as captain.