Michael represents Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) on the Glasgow 2014 Board. He is the Chairman of CGS and has been a CGS board member since 2003.
Michael trained as a PE teacher and worked for 18 years in public sector sport and leisure management. He currently manages the East of Scotland Institute of Sport, part of the performance sports network in Scotland.
Michael was an international athlete, competing for Scotland and Great Britain in wrestling.
He has contributed to the sport as a volunteer coach, team manager and board member for both Scotland and Great Britain, which has included involvement in five previous Commonwealth Games.