Michael is co-founding Director and Executive Chairman of EG, a leading Funds Management and Property Advisory company. Michael has extensive experience in infrastructure, funds management and development, with over 30 years in the industry.
Michael is currently Chairman of ASFA, and the ACT City Renewal Authoriy, as well as Executive Director of Ridley & Co and President of the Australia Defence Association.
His past directorships include ING RE, State Super, NRMA Insurance, ACTEW Corporation and ActewAGL, State Rail Authority of NSW, Sydney Metro Transport and ANZ (2000 Olympic) Stadium. He was also a founding director of both Macquarie Infrastructure Group and Macquarie Goodman.
Michael was an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management’s Centre for Corporate Change and previously Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Secretary of the NSW Labor Council.
Michael was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Michael holds a First Class Honours in Politics from UNSW, Management and Finance programs from Harvard and Stanford University Business Schools, and a Masters in Science in Sustainable Development from University of Oxford. He has been conferred a PhD in History from the Australian Defence Force Academy at the University of NSW and a PhD in Transport and Urban Planning from the University of Melbourne.