Michael was appointed as the Chairman of the ELEXON Board and Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) Panel in October 2013 and reappointed for three more years in November 2016. He brings with him a wide range of industry experience, having spent 11 years at director level with Powergen. Michael has recently relinquished chairmanship of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association.
Michael has also had a number of public sector responsibilities, notably relating to regulatory issues. He is chairman of the Government’s independent Regulatory Policy Committee and in 2007 was the author of the government-sponsored review (the Gibbons Review) of Employment Dispute Resolution Regulations. He was appointed to Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to regulatory reform in 2008 and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI).