Michael brings significant experience from a variety of senior leadership roles in local government, the NHS, the private and not for profit sector within County Durham and Darlington.
Michael leads on the strategic commissioning and development of services working with partners across County Durham and Darlington and wider North East and North Cumbria. He is the NHS member of the County Durham Partnership Board and the County Durham representative on the Optimising Acute Services work stream. Michael is the County Durham member of the Sunderland Transformation Board and Local A&E Delivery Board. Michael chairs a joint group between the CCGs and County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust focused on the sustainability of services through Quality, Innovation, Prevention and Productivity. He plays a key role within the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships across the North east and North Cumbria. Michael is also the co-chair of the County Durham, Darlington and Teesside Transforming Care.