Michael has over 30 years HSE consultancy and project management experience in the oil & gas sector, together including more than 9 years of experience in the marine renewables sector. He has worked for Governments, International Oil Companies, International Finance Institutions and service companies at all stages in the design process. Michael started working offshore as a roughneck before joining BP as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. He went on to broaden his environmental skills as an associate with Herriot Watt Universities’ Institute of Offshore Engineering, mainly working on national and international Environmental Impact Assessments. He turned his attention to the emerging renewable energy sector and has since divided his time between marine renewable energy projects and EU sustainable energy & security projects in Central Asia, Caucasus and Black Sea regions.