Michael joined PD Ports as Group Property Director in 2007.
An estate management graduate from what was then Newcastle Polytechnic, Michael qualified as a professional associate of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1991, and has worked for a variety of organisations including holding senior positions in local Government.
A chartered surveyor with in excess of 20 years experience working in both the public and private sector, Michael has extensive experience in property valuation, acquisition, disposal, management and development.
Prior to joining PD Ports, Michael was Head of Property at the urban regeneration company, Sunderland arc, and was responsible for master planning, assembling and marketing a number of major development sites as part of a £1.3 billion programme to regenerate Sunderland City Centre and the River Wear Corridor.
In his role with PD Ports, Michael is responsible for the management of the property portfolio. Recent transactions include the Tesco distribution warehouse at Teesport and JDR Cables at Hartlepool.
Michael is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the North East Chamber of Commerce Tees Valley Committee, Hartlepool Economic Regeneration Forum and the Compulsory Purchase Association.