Michael has over 20 years domestic, national and international senior executive leadership & commercial experience in Australia & New Zealand, across a diverse range of industries & organisational structures at CEO/MD & General Manager levels, specifically focused in driving Business performance, operational excellence, customer service, sales & marketing across multiple segments including  corporate, enterprise & government.

Michael is currently a Board Director for the ACH Group and Chair of Country Arts of South Australia and Board Director of National Regional Arts Australia Board. He is also a Board Director on the Flinders Foundation Board.

Michael has also been involved on numerous boards and multiple industries, with roles previously as Chair of Carnegie Mellon University Australia Advisory Board, former Chair of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, former SA Great Board Director, former Chair of the AIIA, & former member of the Games Appeal Committee and a former Board Member for the University of South Australia ITR Advisory Board.

In 2013, he was awarded the Creative Partnerships Australia [formerly Abaf] Arts Award for S.A. & N.T. for his outstanding commitment to the arts industry in South Australia.

He was also in the Australian Athletics Squad competing in the 400m & 800m sprint events as well as in the S.A. State Athletics squad.  He also played in the South Australian Football League SANFL, playing for the West Torrens Football Club and was also a State league Squash player.