Michael is the Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
He was previously the Political Coordinator in the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York. He has worked extensively in Central and Eastern Europe, serving as Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2008-2011) and completing postings to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Between 1999 and 2002 Michael was on secondment to 10 Downing Street as a Private Secretary (Foreign Affairs) to the Prime Minister.
Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
This role oversees UK policy – and the UK contribution to broader western policies - towards the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
It supports cross-government policy-making and delivery and oversees the network of UK embassies and consulates in these countries.