Michael is the founder and CEO of OPAL Outdoor Play and Learning. Drawing on his experiences as a playworker, teacher and school improvement officer, Michael established OPAL in 2011 as a Community Interest Company. It has grown into the UK’s leading organisation providing support to schools in the transformation of all aspects of play. He is the author of ‘Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes’.
Michael also has worked on initiatives based on the OPAL programme in New Zealand, Canada, Spain, France and Poland. When he is not working on OPAL, he can be found riding a mountain or road bike or exploring the South West with his two lab/collie dogs.