Michaela has nearly 20 years’ experience in the financial sector as a senior executive currently working for Columbia Threadneedle International and previously at BlackRock.  Her career has focused on working with some of the largest banking, insurance and pensions businesses in the UK and across Europe.  Michaela operates as a strategic commercial leader with a manager coach approach experienced in building diverse and inclusive teams.  She has a strong interest in how education can evolve to better support young people for the nature of jobs in the future.

She is a Danish/British national and spent four years living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark where she was able to experience the Nordic approach to education through her three children.

Michaela has recently completed a Diploma in Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching.

Michaela has an BA Hons from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.