Mr. Michael Holden is married and has two teenage children. As a family, they enjoy going to the cinema, theatre as well as travelling. He lives in Northern Ireland and is the current Chairman of the Centre for Independent Living Northern Ireland and is an accredited member of the Chartered Management Institute and holds a PGC in Social Science Research.

Michael has been involved in numerous projects to help assist people living with disabilities, including the launch of his website His activities have also involved working in the education sector to advance disability awareness training and addressing conferences to highlight the challenges people with disabilities can face in relation to finding employment.