Michael is a lawyer and the former Chief Executive Partner of Allens. He is the Chairman of a number of Government, arts and not-for-profit organisations including The Committee for Sydney, Sydney Living Museums and ChildFund Alliance, an international development NGO. Michael is Chairman of the Indigenous Engagement Task Force of the Business Council of Australia, and Deputy Chairman of the Aurora Education Foundation. He is an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and the Menzies School of Health Research. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.