began his career by working as an articled clerk and then as a chartered accountant for KPMG. After running his own private practice, Michael moved into the area of commercial property. He later established Lee Valley Estates, an umbrella organisation incorporating several different estate management companies with commercial property interests. He has served as its chairman for over twenty years. Lee Valley Estates supports several charities and not-for-profit projects in Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forrest. He is a director of Enterprise Enfield and North London Business and a trustee of the RSA Trust. As a director of RSA Island Village Ltd, Michael is continually involved in the development and maintenance of the RSA Island Centre.

started his career at British Aerospace and then moved to IBM before he founded Data Connection with six colleagues, a software company based in Enfield. Since its inception he has been chairman of RSA Island Village and has led the team which created the RSA Island Centre. He also chairs the RSA Trust. In Enfield, he is a board member of the Local Strategic Partnership, a director of Enterprise Enfield and a board member of the Enfield City Leaning Centres. He is Chairman of North London Business – the agency responsible for Inward Investment and Business Retention in North London. At Enfield Island Village, he founded the Enfield Island Youth and Community Trust – a charity dedicated to providing opportunities for young people. Gary is a director of Lee Valley Estates – a local property company and founded Gammaland with Michael Polledri and Martin Jewell – a company which provides accommodation to housing associations.