Michael Barnes is the Head of European Programmes at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership. He has a lead role in investing the 2014-20 EU Structural Funds for the area.
Michael has significant experience of EU structural funds, having managed ERDF and ESF programmes during his time as a Senior Manager at the Government Office for the East of England.
Prior to joining Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership in 2013, Michael had a 26-year career in central government, promoting UK business in Central and Eastern Europe and working on policies to promote sustainable development and tackle climate change. He also managed various aspects of the Common Fisheries Policy and was seconded to the Latvian government in Riga to assist with the country’s EU accession preparations.