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Throughout a career spanning nearly three decades at KPMG, Michael has served in a number of leadership capacities at KPMG, serving as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific and also of KPMG Australia immediately prior to taking on the role of Global Chairman.
Previously, he served six years as Managing Partner of KPMG Australia's Melbourne office and was Deputy Chair of KPMG Australia from 2001-2007. He was Managing Partner of KPMG Australia's Tax Practice from 1997 to 2001. Michael has been actively engaged in shaping the future direction of the member firm network, having been a member of KPMG's Global Board and Global Council since 2007. He was involved in the development of KPMG's Global Strategy and was also a member of the Global Governance Review in 2008. He was also a member of Compensation and Nominations Committee, the Risk and Compliance Committee in 2009-10 and chaired the Governance Committee of the Board.
Michael has always been actively involved in the market, having been the Global Lead Partner for large multinational clients.
Michael is a graduate of Melbourne University and completed a combined Law and Commerce degree. He is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He worked for several years in industry at Orica before joining KPMG.
Michael is extensively involved in business and the community. He is a former member of the Business Council of Australia and Chair of its Education, Skills, Innovation and Industry Taskforce. He was Chair of the Dowd Foundation and Business Working with Education Foundation and is a former council member of the Australian Business Arts Foundation. Michael was a former Treasurer of the Melbourne Cricket Club and committee member of the Melbourne Racing Club as well as Board Member of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships.
Michael's engagement with the wider business community is extensive. He is a member of:
International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, WEF Professional Services Committee, Steering Committee of the United Nations Global Compact for the environment, B20 Advisory Board, Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee, The International Advisory Board for the Moscow International Financial Centre and the International Advisory Board of Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
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