A graduate from University College Dublin, Michael commenced his senior management roles as the Executive Director Medical Services of West Moreton in 2002.
After leading the Bundaberg Hospital Emergency Response Team in 2005, Michael founded the Southern Area Clinical Governance Unit.
Since 2008 Michael has been the Executive Director Clinical Governance, Metro South Health, incorporating a Tertiary and four General Hospitals.
At Metro South Health, Michael has developed and evolved a number of Australia-leading Clinical Governance systems, including Communication Training programs, Senior Medical Performance processes, Audit and Scorecard systems and Digital Hospital Safety systems.
Michael led the Accreditation against the 10 National Standards that saw Princess Alexandra Hospital achieve the best results in Australia. He is running collaborations with New Zealand and Norway and is a frequent invitee to provide Clinical Governance support and advice to other hospitals across Australia. Since 2014, 14 Hospitals have visited Michael and his team.
Michael is an Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT, and is a member of the National Model Clinical Governance Advisory panel. He is published in End of Life, Deteriorating Patients, Disaster Management and Communication Programs and is an International speaker on Senior Medical Performance and Digital Hospital Safety.