Michael was appointed at Chair of Country Arts of South Australia in February 2016 and prior to this Michael  was previously Chair of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Board as well as prior to this the Treasurer.

Adelaide born, Michael spent his sporting youth in the Australian Athletic Squad for the 400m and 800m track events for over nine years as well as representing South Australia in the 400m and 800m events at State & National championships.  He has also played Australian Rules Football for West Torrens as well as competition squash for numerous years.

Michael is currently State Director of a global IT organisation namely Dimension Data Australia and prior to this he was Telstra’s State Director for 15 years. Prior to this, Michael held a number of senior executive management roles in South Australia, Australia and New Zealand within the IT industry with companies, Olivetti Australia, Dell Computers Australia, Honeywell and Datamatic Pty Ltd.  Preceeding this, Michael held engineering and technical roles with the Department of Defence in Adelaide and Nabalco in NhulunbuyNT.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and a Diploma of Management.

Michael is currently a Board Director of the ACH Group, Chair of Carnegie Mellon University Australia, Board Director of  the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation and previously Chaired the Taxi & Chauffuer Review Panel as well as Board Member for the University of South Australia ITR Advisory Board.