RFD, BA (Qld), MBA (Monash), CAHRI

Background and Experience

Michael is a Human Resource Management specialist who has practical experience in every aspect of HRM, gained through a wide range of different environments and cultures. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from Monash University.

Michael has been focussed for much of his experience on the design and implementation of competency systems and related assessment centres for selection and development purposes. He has had "hands on" involvement in the development and implementation of assessment centre applications in a variety of organizations. He is also a Certified Professional in the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Career Highlights

  • Managing the design and implementation of an assessment system for staffing a new automotive assembly plant for General Motors in Thailand
  • Co-leading the implementation of an assessment centre aimed at informing development decisions for senior managers in Telstra
  • Providing ongoing coaching for development to executives in a wide range of industries often based on the results of assessment centres
  • Designing and implementing comprehensive performance management systems in both public and private sector organizations
  • Developing, drafting and implementing HR management policies for public and private sector clients. These have included policies to link assessed performance to remuneration; job evaluation policies and practices; recruitment and selection policies and strategies; disciplinary policies; equal opportunity policies and strategies and redundancy policies
  • Serving as an officer, up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, in the Australian Army Reserve, in command, staff and training postings and has long experience, at board level, of the leadership and management of a leading city club


  • One of Australia's most experienced leadership assessors and coaches, having personally evaluated and provided feedback to hundreds of senior managers and leaders across Fortune 500 companies
  • Worked cross culturally in South East Asia including global car manufacturers, international telecommunications, airlines, government and global banking

Accreditation and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts - Queensland University
  • Masters of Business Administration - Monash University
  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) & Development Survey (HDS) - Accredited by DDI Asia-Pacific
  • The Universal Hierarchy of Motivation (UHM) Professional - Accredited Coach through MarkTwo Consulting
  • Pario Professional (PRISM) - Accredited by Pario Innovations
  • BEI (Behavioural Interviewing) - Accredited in TSI (Targeted Selection Interview) and both as an Administrator and Trainer through DDI Asia-Pacific
  • Job Analysis and Restructuring - Qualified in the Job Analysis Relatedness Workshop through DDI Asia-Pacific