Master of Environmental & Local Government Law, Bachelor of Legal Studies, Associate in Local Government Administration, Fellow – Local Government Professionals Australia
Mike was appointed Company Secretary in September 2016.
He had a long career in various local government management, governance, and finance roles, including as General Manager at Bellingen, Muswellbrook and Nymboida Shire Councils, Director at Cootamundra Shire Council, and Director at Palmerston City Council in the Northern Territory.
In 2011 Mike took up self-employment as a management consultant providing strategic management advice, locum management, project services, and executive recruitment services to local councils in NSW and the Northern Territory.
Through advisory roles held with State Government, Mike has also contributed to state initiatives aimed at reducing harm from problem gambling; and at providing local sports, recreational, arts, and cultural infrastructure to areas of disadvantage in NSW.
He and his wife also own Premier Hearing – a busy hearing services practice offering hearing tests and diagnostics to employers, insurers, government-funded pensioners and veterans, and private clients with hearing impairment on the Coffs Coast.
All of Mike’s roles described above have aimed to contribute something to the community and he sees his appointment with ETC as an extension of this.