He combines high-level technical skills with a passion for people and a desire to tackle complex problems. He brings experience from his time working in policy and strategy at the highest levels in government, large not-for-profit organisations and international government agencies.
Michael has worked in several state government departments, including the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Environment and Sustainability. He spent 18 months volunteering overseas, working with the Office of the Prime Minister in Belize, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. He has also spent time teaching, in universities and in adult education, specifically teaching adult numeracy classes.
Michael holds a Master of Economics from Melbourne University, a Master of Philosophy (research, pure mathematics) and a Bachelor of Science (Honours in pure mathematics) from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in art history) and a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) from the University of Sydney.
Michael enjoys running, making music, and making up games to play with his two young children.