Managing Director, GENIE
Michelle is an experienced CEO, Management Consultant and Non-Executive Director.
Michelle has worked at CEO and Board level with established businesses, SME’s and Start-ups to develop strategies for growth, change, people and business transformation, often as an advisor to the CEO.
In her early career, working as HR Director at EMI Music UK & Ireland for 8 years, she was one of the team supporting the launch of The BRIT School and its Music Business course and work experience programme. Today she is the Director of BRIT for Business which she launched to share the creative expertise and ethos of the world-renowned BRIT School with businesses in search of creativity and inclusivity, with all profits being returned as a charitable donation to the school.
Michelle became SVP HR for EMI Music working with the global HQ for 2 years before leaving to become Global HR Director at BBC Worldwide. Having diversified out of core HR into areas of strategy and business development at BBC Worldwide, she left and joined the start-up pure-play fashion Etailer ASOS.com as Group Services Director, with a remit across Customer, People, Studios, Production, CSR and Business Transformation. After almost 3 years at ASOS, Michelle became CEO at Walpole, an industry body established to promote, protect and develop British Luxury Brands. As a unique alliance of c.250 British Luxury brands, Michelle established Walpole as the voice of the sector, developing initiatives and events, working with the GREAT campaign and UK Government, media partners, business sponsors and member organisations. Through her own business consultancy, Michelle has worked with many different clients.
With extensive experience in digital high growth environments and global operations across industry sectors, Michelle’s experience spans businesses that are UK listed, public sector, not-for-profit, private equity and pure play Etailing at Board level.