Michael is an expert in aquatic ecology, water chemistry, aquatic epidemiology and pest species.
He is currently the Managing Director of the private consulting company Aquatic Biosecurity Pty Ltd and the S.A. State Manager for OzFish Unlimited. Michael was previously employed as Freshwater Aquaculture Scientist then Manager, Marine Biosecurity for the South Australian Government with a focus on fisheries, maritime and the environment. Michael was elected as Chairperson of 11 National Government marine biosecurity committees from 2005 – 2014 developing Australia’s Ballast Water and Biofouling management systems across all marine industries. With a core group, Michael was primarily responsible for the science-based approvals to stock native fish in South Australia’s reservoirs for the first time from 2015 – 2017. He has led successful statewide pest species control programs over hundreds of km.