Michelle qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and spent ten years in private practice specialising in all aspects of property law and housing before moving to her current position in 2010.  Michelle leads the in-house legal and governance teams, overseeing the Group’s property transactions and governance processes in close liaison with the non-executive board and other executive team members.

Having become a partner in private practice in 2008, Michelle was keen to develop her senior management experience and moved in-house in 2010 to learn more about the housing sector generally and also to work at a managerial high level gaining further business experience, whilst retaining her specialist property background.

Michelle is currently working towards her ICSA qualification and a formal coaching qualification to further advance her professional skills.  Outside of work, Michelle enjoys her regular yoga practice and is a keen ice skater.