As Chief Strategy & Resources Officer, Michael has overall responsibility for guiding and executing PSI’s Strategic Plan, including management and leadership of PSI technical departments and fundraising teams.
Michael has 20 years of leadership experience in international health and development, with a focus on strategy and program design, behavior change communication and service delivery for family planning, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. He has worked in more than 50 countries spanning Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, providing leadership in areas such as innovative service delivery, public-private partnerships, health systems strengthening and health financing.
Michael previously served for nine years as Deputy CEO (and interim CEO) of Marie Stopes International (MSI) in London where he led all aspects of global strategy, business development, communications and policy dialogue. He represented MSI with government officials, bilateral donors, multi-lateral agencies, professional bodies, private sector partners and civil society organizations.
From 1995-2007, Michael served as a PSI country representative in Romania and then as a director of regional programs in southern Africa (Swaziland and Lesotho), Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam), and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). He began his career working for a private sector strategic issues management firm in Washington DC.