Michael runs a family farming enterprise at Nile in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania, having successfully transitioned the business from a dryland grazing enterprise to intensive mixed farming. He 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. Michael is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a broad range of experience in resource management, strategic planning and risk profiling, human resource management and operational logistics. Prior to joining the GRDC Southern Panel, he served on the GRDC high rainfall zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network (now Grower Network) for six years. Michael received a GRDC-supported Nuffield Scholarship in 2012 to study systemisation and expansion models. He then served on the Board of Nuffield Australia for two years, acted as state chair for three years, and regularly leads the China leg of the Nuffield Global Focus tour.
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