While Michael, known by most as ‘Spence’, has lived and worked in more than 50 countries throughout his career, he now spends the majority of his time working with clients in Southeast Asia. He’s served 12 years as line manager at Ford Motor, ITT Automotive and Valeo Electronics in the US where he built and led Valeo’s first North American surface mount electronics plant. Prior to joining Partners in Performance in 2009, he was Ayala Land’s Chief Operations Adviser in the Philippines where he headed construction, IT and procurement and was a member of the ManCom. Since 2009, he has been at Partners in Performance where he started our South East Asian business in 2013.
Spence has worked with a wide range of clients in AsiaPac from global support/back office hubs to fast moving consumer goods, to gold mining and construction. Working hand in hand with these clients, Spence and his teams have helped achieve rapid and sustainable revenue increases, cost reductions and have put large and complex capital projects back on track in terms of time, cost, quality and safety.
When not working in offices, on construction sites or in manufacturing plants in Southeast Asa, Spence is at home in the Philippines with his wife. He spends his weekends cycling 100km, 200km or more in the hills and forests outside Manila with his Audax teammates.