Michael Sippitt

Michael Sippitt

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Michael is Chairman of Forbury Investment Network (FIN) and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (CEIP). FIN facilitates investment in early stage technology businesses across the TMT sector in the UK. FIN in alliance with the Royal Commonwealth Society also operates the CEIP, a pan-Commonwealth network linking entrepreneurs, companies and investors engaged in environmental and sustainable technologies and services. The CEIP also works to introduce businesses to Commonwealth markets where this is conducive to sustainable development and environmental benefit. As Chairman of FIN and CEIP, Michael leads a team active in the search for and preparation of suitable environmental technology proposals and in building links in the UK and internationally with investors, universities and organisations interested in green technologies. He has particular interest in the international sharing of innovative technologies and investment opportunities, with special focus on meeting environmental needs in developing Commonwealth countries.

Concurrently, Michael is Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP, a commercial law firm which also has substantial expertise in environmental, human resources, construction and public procurement services. Michael’s broad legal experience has included the automotive, educational, logistics, construction, business services, health and media sectors. He was also for five years on the Advisory Board of TAGLaw, the global legal network of which Clarkslegal was a founder member.