Michael is an expert in good governance and multi-stakeholder approaches and a champion of impactful funding for these issues. He leads the Transparency and Accountability Initiative - a collaborative of funders supporting transparency, participation and accountability efforts around the globe with over $500m in grants.
In past roles, notably at the World Bank, he incubated new initiatives ranging from collective action against corruption to a business alliance against malnutrition to the Open Contracting Partnership that promotes better outcomes from the estimated $9.5 trillion in public-private contracts globally. He has worked extensively on issues of natural resource governance, including as the World Bank’s Global Lead for Extractives Governance.
In pre-pandemic days he could often be found in obscure music venues, missing past radio DJing days.