Michael is the County Council's Section 151 Officer and is responsible for the Council's Strategic Financial Planning and Reporting in relation to its annual budget of over £320 million. Working alongside and supporting all areas of the County Council, Michael supports the County Council in understanding the value for money of its services as well as ensuring the County Council maximises its use of resources through the use of innovative financing solutions. Michael oversees the Strategic Financial Planning and Reporting for the County Council's £100 million annual Capital Programme as well as managing £2.5 billion of investments in the Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund.
Information relating to salary and pension contributions is available within the Statement of Accounts under Officer Remuneration. The Councils Pay Policy Statement clarifies the County Council's strategic stance on pay in order to provide direction for members and officers making detailed decisions on pay and to provide the citizens of Worcestershire with a clear statement of the principles underpinning decisions on the use of public funds.