Michael is a Strategy Management Group Senior Associate and Certified Balanced Scorecard Master Professional. He also guest teaches Strategic Management for the International Graduate School of Business and has lectured in MBA programs in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore for many years.
Michael’s early career was in economics and accounting with one of KPMG’s Australian predecessors and then the Reserve Bank of Australia. He subsequently completed an MBA at the University of Washington and the Advanced Management Program at the Australian Staff College. He occupied senior executive positions in accounting and finance in the South Australian public sector, culminating as Finance Director and then Secretary of the SA Health Commission. After completing a Ph.D in strategic management, including research periods at the University of Washington and the London School of Economics, he became the inaugural CEO of a private hospitals and health services group and was later appointed by the Government as CEO of a new Statutory Authority. He retired after 7 years of growth to establish his own management consultancy practice.
As a consultant, Michael has worked extensively with major health organizations in reviewing their strategic management structures and systems and developing new national and international programs. He was instrumental in the establishment and development of Osteoporosis Australia and in the growth of specialist surgical training programs into regional centers in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has been responsible for the development of several University strategy courses and the delivery of international surgical conferences in Australia and China.
His most recent balanced scorecard consultancies have included a Papua and New Guinea Savings and Loans Society, an Australian Government superannuation fund and a large ISO certifying company.