He has worked in the affordable housing sector since 1997, having previously worked for Flagship Housing Group and Anglia Housing Group. Previously Michael worked as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice in London, working for both Richard Ellis and Savills.
Michael is the Vice Chair of the Norfolk Strategic Housing Partnership, a coalition of local authorities, the NHS, the police, DWP, housing associations and other agencies all committed to ending homelessness in Norfolk. He is also a board member of Homes For Cathy, a national alliance of over 120 social landlords committed to ending homelessness nationally.
In 2013-14 he was the Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Previously held positions within the RICS include Vice Chair of the Global Management Board and Chair of the Communications Board, Public Affairs Committee, the UK Residential Policy Panel and a member of the RICS Standards and Regulation Board.
Working with the Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Michael chaired an initiative to establish the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, which was launched in 2017, and now sits on its International Advisory Board.
He is the Chair of the Surveying Professional Advisory Board at Portsmouth University, where he studied almost 40 years ago, and which awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Science in 2015 for services to both housing and also real estate education. He is a member of the Norwich Diocese Asset Management Committee.
Michael Newey is person responsible for Broadland Housing being compliant with the Consumer Standards.