About Dr Michael
BA (First Class Hons), MSc, PhD, FAICD, FRICS
Michael sustains EG’s vision and strategic direction, maintaining a strong engagement with its projects.
He has extensive experience in infrastructure, funds management and development, and is currently Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and ACT’s City Renewal Authority. He is the Executive Director of Ridley & Co. and the current President of the Australia Defence Association. His past directorships include ING RE, State Super, NRMA Insurance, ActewAGL, Icon Water, State Rail Authority of NSW, Sydney Metro Transport and ANZ (2000 Olympic) Stadium. He was a founding director of both Macquarie Infrastructure Group and Macquarie Goodman.
Michael was an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management’s Centre for Corporate Change and previously Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Secretary of the NSW Labor Council.
Michael graduated with a BA with first class honours in politics from the University of NSW, a MSc with distinction in sustainable urban development from Campion Hall at the University of Oxford, a PhD in history from the Australian Defence Force Academy and a PhD in urban planning from the University of Melbourne. He has also completed courses in management and finance at the Harvard and Stanford Business Schools.
Michael is a Member of the Order of Australia, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.