Sir Michael Hintze is an Australian businessman, philanthropist and political patron, based in the United Kingdom. He is the head of CQS Management, a private London hedge fund, launched in 1999. Michael is a fluent Russian speaker. He holds a BSc in Physics and Pure Mathematics and a BEng in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Sydney. He also holds an MSc in Acoustics from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is chairman of the Prince of Wales’s Foundation for the Built Environment and the University of Sydney UK Trust as well as a trustee of the National Gallery and Wandsworth Museum. In 2005 Pope Benedict XVI made Michael a Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory and in 2008 he was awarded the title Australian of The Year in the UK. In 2009 Michael and his wife Dorothy received the Prince of Wales Award for Arts Philanthropy. He was knighted in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to the arts.