Michael has over 25 years’ experience in International Engagement and Business Development having held senior management roles in the private sector working abroad and in Australia in the industries of commercial and private banking, road infrastructure, Food & agribusiness and in the public sector with the Australian Trade Commission, Austrade. During his time with Austrade Michael was Trade commissioner to India from 2007 to 2015 responsible for building bilateral trade and investment between Australia and the South Asian region. Michael’s suite of core competencies includes a well-grounded experience in the areas of; stakeholder engagement, Govt policy and advocacy, International business, Strategic Planning and B to B and B to G engagement across micro, SME and large corporates.
Michael currently heads the International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia. ITIC delivers the core international services; export documentation (Certificates of origin, Carnets), bespoke international trade consulting and oversee the delivery of the Federal Govts. key programmes; Tradestart Exporter Services and the Entrepreneurs Programme.