Michael was previously a Principal at BHP, helping to guide its multi-billion dollar AI/ automation growth strategy and R&D portfolio. Before BHP, he practised as an M&A lawyer with top-tier law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. There, Michael advised on a number of high-profile M&A and fundraising transactions (incl. in the mining and aquaculture sectors) and helped to drive the firm’s “emerging technologies” practice. He has double degrees in Law and Commerce (with First Class Honours in Finance) from the University of Western Australia.