Michael has extensive experience in the corporate and elite sports management sectors as a Chief Executive, mentor, leader and facilitator. Michael’s impressive work resume includes roles as CEO of the Hawthorn Football Club (1998-2002), CEO AFC Asian Cup in 2015 and Rugby League World Cup 2017. Michael was Deputy CEO/General Manager of Cricket at Cricket Australia 2002-2012. Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and at Deakin University where he chairs the prestigious Sports Advisory Board.
Michael is Chair of Bastion Collective, an internationally recognized marketing agency and Business and Strategy consultant at Ticketmaster Australia and NZ. Michael is a Justice of the Peace, and he also played more than 150 VFA games with Williamstown and Brunswick and was a member of Williamstown’s 1976 Premiership team.