Michael is an Indigenous Australian and a member of the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation.

A highly experienced and nationally accredited mediator, Michael has considerable experience in private and public sector consultation and project managing relating to Indigenous affairs. His contributions to Indigenous higher education have spanned more than two decades. He is a Professor of Indigenous Education and Director of Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has previously held similar roles at both University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University as well as part time lectureships at the Australian Catholic University and the University of Sydney.

Michael is a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Network and the Australian Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Council (ATSIHEC). Michael joined the Bangarra Board in November 2011. In 2013 he was appointed Deputy Chair of Bangarra in October 2014 became Chair.

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