Michael has more than 30 years involvement in work-based learning and vocational education and training. As CEO of ForestWorks for 10 years he led the industry’s skills standards and qualifications program including an industry wide Innovation Skills Program to support development of the forestry and timber building products industries. As CEO of Skills Impact (from start-up in 2016) he is now responsible for services which support skill standards and qualification development for a broad range of industry sectors. Michael has broad and deep knowledge of industry, productivity, workplace learning, education and training to engage and add value with industry and VET sector stakeholders. He holds a Diploma of Management (Community Services), Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Corporate Governance qualifications, Innovation for Leaders Skill Set and trade qualifications.