Sir Michael Bear is Vice Chair of Future Cities Catapult's Board.
Sir Michael’s career includes roles in construction, development and as Lord Mayor of London. He is currently Chair at Turley planning consultants and until recently, UK Special Envoy on Sustainable Urbanisation to China, co-Chair of the UK-China Infrastructure CEO Forum and a Non-Executive Director of Arup. He is Professor of Sustainable Urbanisation at Sheffield University and a visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at City University. He was awarded a Knight Bachelor in 2012 for his work in regeneration, charity and the City of London.