Michael has had a diverse and eclectic career that spans legal practice, not‑for‑profit (NFP) leadership and entrepreneurship. 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 commercial firm; led international development projects for a NFP organisation and later became its first innovation manager.
Michael holds Bachelors of Laws (Honours) and Engineering (Honours) from and is currently undertaking a Master of Business Administration at The University of Melbourne, is admitted to practice law at Supreme Court of Victoria, and is a certified Service Design and Agile practitioner.
Michael loves snowboarding, the great outdoors and music festivals. He is an avid reader, often four books at the same time. He also plays basketball for two teams despite being vertically challenged.