Michelle is a skilled professional with over twenty years’ experience in the forest and wood products industry. During that time she has held roles in advocacy for youth and people with disability, finance management, policy and training development. More recently, Michelle worked for an Industry Skills Council and continues her passion working across the vocational education and training (VET) sector, bringing with her extensive stakeholder and client relationship experience and project management within the not-for-project sector. Michelle is passionate about the important role of industry and training in the VET sector, as a key driver to improving the quality of people’s lives. Michelle holds a diploma in Human Resource Management, a Supporting Innovation Skills Set and is currently completing a Diploma in Work Health and Safety. Michelle is also a founding member of the national Women in Forest and Timber Network.