Michael Russell

Commercial Director

Based in Brisbane, Michael launched his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where he started as a graduate and became a director.

Michael brings extensive commercial, financial, and accounting experience to Arowana, having been a CFO across a range of industries including insurance, infrastructure, property, and project management.  He is also a tutor in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and was previously an associate lecturer.

Michael specialises in forensic accounting as well as financial and commercial analytics with a view to improving commercial outcomes for businesses.

The secret to success? Planning, ability/time to execute, commitment, dedication, and regular review of progress.

The best part about working at Arowana? The dynamic environment of working with a variety of businesses.