Previously the Vice Chair since April 2021, Falkland Islander Michael studied overseas for an MBA from Warwick University and an MSc in Public Policy from the London School of Economics. Local posts include Senior Economist for the Falkland Islands Government and Executive Secretary to the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association. Elected to the Legislative Assembly, he served his four-year term until 2017 with the portfolio for central government policy making, environmental issues and tourism development. He took a new role as General Manager of Fortuna Ltd in 2019. Michael was appointed Vice-Chair in April 2021 and took up the mantel of Chair in December 2021.