As a member of the senior leadership team of the EY Belfast Assurance department, Michael manages a team of auditors within the Belfast office who are involved in auditing local and multinational clients reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS.
He also leads the Entrepreneur of the Year Programme in Northern Ireland, guiding entrepreneurial companies on this journey and offering sector-related business advice.
Prior to joining EY, Michael was Head of Business Banking UK for an Irish bank. In this high-profile role, he reset the strategy for the business after the financial and banking crisis.
Michael is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (First Class Honours) from Queens University Belfast and a postgraduate diploma in Accounting.
How Michael is building a better working world
“I focus upon stabilising the business and creating a platform from which to grow and reshape the business. Being efficient in managing and mitigating risk emanating from defaulting and restructured loans adds to my skill set. I am able to draw upon years of commercial banking experience to cater to clients from a wide range of sectors. This is how I contribute to building a better working world.”