Michael was appointed Head of Investment Stewardship in July 2022 in addition to being Head of Responsible Investment Integration for Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), having joined LGIM in 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. In this Role Michael is responsible for engagement with investee companies globally across all LGIM’s assets under management as well as regulatory and policy engagement regarding ESG matters. He is also responsible for driving LGIM’s broad responsible investment strategic direction spanning all functions within LGIM.
Prior to LGIM Michael had a 28 year career at BlackRock (and its predecessor firms), where he was most latterly regional head of the Client Solutions group. Preceding that role Michael had established and led a number of businesses including the Fiduciary Mandate business, the Aladdin risk management and enterprise tools business and the Transition Management group. Michael is a passionate supporter of inclusion, a vocal ally, executive sponsor of Legal & General’s LGBT network and vice chair of Investment 20/20. He graduated from UMIST in 1987 with a degree in Management Science.