Michael runs a collaborative family farming enterprise at Nile in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania (with property also in northern NSW) having transitioned the business from a dryland grazing enterprise to an intensive mixed farming enterprise. He has a broad range of experience from resource management, strategic planning and risk profiling to human resource management and operational logistics, and has served as part of the High Rainfall Zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network for the past six years. Following his graduation as a Nuffield Scholar in 2012, Michael served on the Board of Nuffield Australia for two years. Michael is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2010) and was Kondinin Group’s Australian Farmer of the Year. Among many industry commitments Michael also currently serves as the Board Chair of TAPAgrico a Tasmanian based grain storage, stock feed and logistics company, Director of Tasmanian Irrigation, Director of Starson Farms and Director/Secretary of Winburn Tas.