With over 45 years business experience in both the private & corporate environments, principally in the field of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Michael has gained a wealth of knowledge and exposure at the most senior levels of business. His twenty two years of service with Sandvik Australia Pty Ltd concluded in December 2012 when he retired as Managing Director a position he held for five plus years. He now runs a successful consulting business for a number of small to medium size companies in both Sydney and Brisbane.

Michael’s invaluable experience will be a huge asset, offering sound professional advice and guidance for the Foundation.

Michael’s passion for assisting the Foundation comes after witnessing his sister-in-law taking up the challenge of becoming a 24/7 carer for his older brother John, which last some eight years. This exposure made Michael realize the unrelenting challenges that a carer has to endure, both physically and mentally, and the urgent need to help in some way in providing a release valve and support for the unsung heroes within our community.