Michael is responsible for the financial systems and procedures that operate within Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded and he heads a team of five people in the finance department. Michael is an accountant with over 10 years charity finance experience. He previously worked for various Councils, was Finance Manager with Forward Scotland, and he managed the finances of the Millennium Forest for Scotland Trust. Michael is the Treasurer of the Voluntary Action Fund and sits on the local steering groups for Viridor Credits. He has previously volunteered for the Braveheart Association and Foundation Scotland. He was also previously a director of a charity that operated a day centre for older people in Lanarkshire.