Michael is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Link Market Services which is part of Link Group. Michael joined Link in January 2007 after spending 11 years with Euroclear Group, joined the LMS board in July 2007, and became COO in March 2015. His current responsibilities (from January 2018) cover all operational functions including both regulated and non-regulated functions, as well as industry matters, business transformation, and service excellence strategy.
Prior to joining Link, Michael worked for Chase Manhattan Bank and CRESTCo, which became part of Euroclear in 2002. At Euroclear, Michael was responsible for creating a harmonised corporate actions platform for the Euroclear group. In addition to meeting this challenge in the Belgian, Dutch, French, Irish and UK markets, Michael was Chairman of the European Central Securities Depositories Association’s Working Group 5 and was also co-Chairman of the ISO 15022 Global Market Practices Group, defining global market practice in relation to ISO 15022 and corporate actions. He worked extensively with the UK Government and was rewarded with an invite to Buckingham Palace Garden Party for “Services to the Industry”.