Michael has been General Manager of the offshore training provider Petans since 1998. Based in Horsham St Faith, alongside Norwich Airport, Petans deliver high quality, accredited training to over 500 energy companies from across the world. Previously MD of an offshore infrastructure maintenance company, Michael has extensive experience in the offshore energy business and is known and respected within the wider business support arena.
Concurrent with building and running a successful charitable training business he has had over the years board level involvement with organisations as diverse as the CRINE Initiative Steering Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, the OPITO Training Providers Advisory Group, the Pro-train (Schools Engineering Skills) initiative, EEEGR and Skills for Energy. He has also been involved with the Energy Sector Skills initiative as training provider representative, the POWER European wind energy initiative and has worked with BWEA on development of safety training for offshore wind personnel.