Michael has had a diverse and eclectic career. He practised law at a national mid-tier firm, had leadership positions at a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) and was a business founder and operator. Prior to and while working at Nous, Michael founded and ran an educational services business for 15 years; practised planning and environment law for a national commercial firm; led international development projects for a NFP and later became its first innovation manager. He mentors students at University of Melbourne and participates in mentor programs.
Michael holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from University of Melbourne. He was admitted to practice law at the Supreme Court of Victoria and is certified in service design, human-centred design and Agile.
Michael loves snowboarding, the outdoors, music festivals and unusual locations. He consumes multiple books concurrently and is interested in how people relate. He plays basketball for two teams despite being vertically challenged.