Michael has an extensive tourism background. He also has a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently he is employed at Bellingen Shire Council as Manager of Economic and Business Development and also sits on the Destination Coffs Coast Committee – working on delivering the Coffs Coast Strategic Plan. Prior to this, Michael held a number of senior tourism industry roles, created new businesses and managed many more.
He has also worked for the Australian Government’s Departments of Tourism and Innovation – delivering a range of tourism programs and grants to industry. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Tourism and a Masters in Public Policy and Industry Strategy.