Michael Ockwell began his theatre career as an actor before moving into theatre management with Stoll Moss Theatres. Michael was House Manager at the London Palladium and then Theatre Manager of the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Michael became Managing Director of HQ Theatres and looked after HQT’s portfolio of seven regional theatres before joining the Grand Opera House, Belfast in March 2010.
Michael joined the Mayflower Theatre in October 2012 as Chief Executive; he is a Board member of UK Theatre, a director of Mayflower Enterprise Limited, a director of Music & Lyrics Ltd and a member of the Dance Consortium.
Michael is also a FA Level 1 qualified football coach and in his spare time coaches Romsey Town Youth FC under 13’s.