Before joining Nous, Michael enjoyed a career in the international humanitarian and development sectors working with communities in Australasia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia and the United Kingdom. His career has included leadership roles with the British Red Cross, Save the Children, and CARE International; and most recently, the Association of Services for Torture and Trauma Survivors in WA.
Michael has also been privileged to work as a social worker and counsellor in Australia; working with individuals, families and communities affected by forced migration, mental illness, marginalisation, and poverty. He holds a Master of Science (security studies – first place) from the University College of London; a Master of Science (humanitarian management – first place) from the University of Liverpool, and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of WA.
Michael loves travelling with his wife, eating with his friends, and reading with his cats (in that order). He also enjoys horse-riding and making unfulfilled plans to be more active.