Michael has had a more than thirty-year career in the technology field in technical, consulting, and leadership roles in both the private & public sectors in Australia, the US, UK and Europe. Michael is currently an academic, teaching into MBA and master’s courses at La Trobe Business School and Melbourne University in the social and ethical issues around technology and working in ICT, business ethics, and corporate governance. He was a member of La Trobe University's Digital Literacies Reference Group and is an affiliate of the La Trobe Law School LawTech Research Group with research interests at the intersection of technology, ethics & rights, governance, and civil society.
In addition to teaching, Michael is a technology advisor, and a sub-committee member of the Board of a rural health service in Victoria, and previous Board director. With degrees in Pure Mathematics & Computer Science and in Business, Michael has also been awarded a PhD for research on board effectiveness in high technology startups and has published academic work in ethics and in corporate governance. He is currently completing a graduate course in Communications Law at Melbourne Law School. Michael is also listed as a co-inventor on four current patents in the area of cloud-based audience engagement and sentiment analysis technology for television. A senior member of the ACS & ACS CP, and a member of the Australian Society for Computers and Law (AUSCL), Michael lives in rural Victoria.