Michael has been involved in R&D and business development, in both the biotechnology and AgTech space, for over 25 years. He has held the position of CEO and Managing Director in biotechnology companies as well as senior executive and management positions at Clinuvel Ltd (ASX–CUV) and CSL Ltd (ASX–CSL).
Currently Michael is the CEO/Managing Director of GO Resources Pty Ltd, an Australian clean technology business created to commercialise agriculture biotechnology from CSIRO to produce renewable and biodegradable raw materials for use in industrial and oleochemical markets.
Michael is also the chief business development officer and director of another biotechnology company, namely Biotics Pty Ltd, established to develop and commercialise licensed IP generated through contract research at academic research institutes in Australia.
He is also the Principal of a private Pharmaceutical/Business Development/Management consulting company and is a qualified Company Director and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With his past biotechnology, agriculture and business associations, Michael has an extensive range of experience in R&D, process development, regulatory and commercialisation. He also has extensive experience in the business aspects of a company including capital raising, investor relations and out- and in-licensing of intellectual property.
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