Michael has been involved in work-based adult education, learning, and vocational education for over 30 years. His experience includes more than 10 years as the CEO of ForestWorks, where he led the development of industry skills standards and qualifications for the forestry industries as a part of that organisation’s Industry Skills Council role. He has also led an industry-wide Innovation Skills Program to support enterprises grow and evolve their skills in the ever-present challenging economic environment. Michael has held a number of roles in the education and training sectors and bases his leadership on a wide knowledge of workplace learning, education and training which supports him to engage and add value with both industry and VET sector stakeholders. Michael holds a Diploma of Management (Community Services), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Corporate Governance Qualification, Innovation for Leaders Skill Set and trade qualifications.