Born in Brisbane, Michael holds Information Technology and Law degrees, and brings a unique background to Arowana. During his career, he has accumulated a broad range of experiences across investing in and operating businesses.
Before joining Arowana, Michael was co-founder and CEO of an online payments business, and prior to that, spent more than 10 years as a lawyer practicing corporate and commercial law.
He joined Arowana as an Investment Director in 2011, and since then, has worked across a range of our operating businesses including education, sustainable energy solutions, critical power services, and asset management.
As Managing Director (Australasia), Michael heads up investments and operations for Arowana in the Australasian region. He serves on the board of EdventureCo, where his leadership involves originating and executing on mergers and acquisitions activities as well as technology-based operational transformation. A key member of the award-winning hyperturnaround team that restructured Vivo Power, Michael is now part of its board, and works closely with its Aevitas leadership team. He has also been involved in establishing fund vehicles including leading the formation and structuring of the Arowana Australasian Special Situations Fund (AASSF) and serves as a Venture Advisor for our venture capital arm, Alicorn.
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