A seasoned consultant, strategist and facilitator, Michael has fostered and directed strategic thinking with and for many of Europe’s leading design consultancies since setting up Design Connect in London in 1995.
Client side, Michael has added value consulting in innovation strategy (USA); strategic design management (Korea) and internal communications strategy (UK). He has run highly effective customer insight workshops in mainland Europe, in addition to facilitating the process that led to a fresh strategic direction for the digital presence of a major UK broadcaster.
An expert on national design policy, Michael has worked in Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Italy and Qatar and with the European Commission in Brussels.
Michael served as President of the Bureau of European Designers Associations, (BEDA) from 2007 to 2009 and on the Executive Board of Icsid from 2001-2005.
Michael has given keynotes in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Iceland, India, Latvia, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the UK.
Michael is Consulting Director on Strategy for tangerine, London.