CEO and founder of 10Eighty
Michael is chief executive of 10Eighty. 10Eighty is a career and talent management consultancy that helps organisations maximise the contribution of their employees by ensuring satisfying jobs and careers for their employees.
Michael is a human resources professional, having worked in the Insurance, National Health Service, Commodities and Derivatives industries. He has worked within the career coaching business for 15 years, both managing a £7 million business and delivering bespoke, one to one career coaching. In the last 15 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions.
Michael is a frequent commentator in the press/media, which includes a range of topics on “successfully managing your career” and talent management. Most recent media mentions have included BBC South, CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal.
Michael is known as a thought-provoking speaker in the HR industry. In the last 18 months, Michael spoke at the Careers Partner International Conference, NHS breakthrough conference, NHS North West Leadership Academy, London School of Economics, University of Westminster’s Talent Management Conference, ICAEW Finance Directors Conference, CIPD learning and development conference and CIPD branch seminars. He was also Chair of the CIPD’s Central London Branch until September 2012. Additionally, he is a non-executive director of Marshall ACM, an e-learning company and the Total Reward Group, a compensation and benefits consultancy.
Michael has a degree in Economics, a MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds an accreditation from the British Psychological Society for the use of psychometrics. Michael has completed the Fairplace Internal Accreditation Programme, the training element of which is externally recognised by the Association for Coaching.
Michael was until January 2012 chief executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc, the career and talent management consultancy. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc and under Michael’s stewardship, Fairplace was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010. Michael is passionate about career management as it drives high levels of employee engagement and delivers demonstrable ROI. He is a member of the guru group of the Engaging for Success Taskforce set up by David Cameron.