Within the IFRS Foundation, Michael leads the regional Integrated Reporting Communities program, thought leadership activities on intangibles and assurance connectivity. Within the Deakin University Integrated Reporting Centre, he is Director – Thought Leadership and Industry Engagement and Director – Australian Business Reporting Leaders Forum (BRLF), Australia’s Integrated Reporting Community and a Reporting Stakeholder to the Financial Reporting Council.
Michael is a member of the joint AASB / AUASB Sustainability Reporting Advisory Panel. Is a member of the Expert Reference Groups for the IAASB’s and IESBA’s Sustainability Reporting Assurance Projects.
Michael has been associated with the IIRC since its inception, between 2017 and 2020 as a member of the IIRC Board of Directors and since then as a member of the management team of the IIRC, then the Value Reporting Foundation and now the IFRS Foundation Integrated Reporting and Connectivity teams.
Prior to joining the IIRC management team, Michael was a Director of KPMG Australia’s Better Business Reporting Services (2016-2020), and an audit partner of KPMG Australia until 2016 (1989-2016).
Michael was the Executive Partner of KPMG’s Global, Asia Pacific and Australian Energy & Natural Resources groups between 2001 and 2010, a Director of the Australian Energy Policy Institute, and an alternate member of the 2015 B20 Infrastructure & Investment Task Force.