Michael is a water engineer with experience in large dam, spillway and water reticulation systems design. He also has considerable international corporate finance experience, having spent many years as an investment banker with three globally recognised investment banks. Subsequent to transitioning into mainstream corporate management in the early nineties, Michael held a number of senior executive positions on the Boards of publicly listed companies on each of the London, Johannesburg and Australian Securities Exchanges.
In these roles he developed deep expertise in the management and running of listed companies and an intimate working knowledge of the regulatory, legal and governance environments in which listed companies operate. Michael is a former Rhodes Scholar, has an Oxford University postgraduate degree in Management Studies, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.