Michael grew up in South Africa and has worked in Africa, Middle East, United Kingdom and USA across multiple industries over the last three decades.
After receiving an Accounting Degree from the University of Natal (Durban), in 1980, Michael was recruited by Arthur Andersen & Co. From 1986 to 1998 Michael held both senior financial and operational management positions with various South African companies in the software, automotive, electronics, and food & beverage industries. In 1999, Michael joined Smiths Group PLC, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. During his tenure at Smiths Group, Michael gained extensive international exposure, both living and working in 4 continents, the last 6 years were spent as Divisional Vice President of Finance for Smiths Interconnect, a $550M global leader in electronic and radio frequency products for commercial, military & aerospace markets with operations around the globe. Subsequently he joined RAE Systems, a Vector backed Silicon Valley Gas Detection business, as their CFO, and helped in the successful sale of the company to Honeywell.
He spent a short-time as CFO within the solar industry as well as acting as a consultant with Vector Capital, prior to joining Cambium.
In addition to a Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting Degree from the University of Natal (Durban), South Africa, Michael also received a Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School (Heriot Watt University) and is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant. He has also successfully completed the Executive Institute program at Stanford University in August 2013