Regional Community Engagement Manager (Central South Eastern)
Michael is Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri man from the South Western slopes and plains of NSW and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the National Congress and Absec in 2013 - 2014 respectively, Michael worked in the NSW public service for almost 15 years in the area of administration, Aboriginal health, child protection, project management, community development, event management, policy and service development, and design. Currently, Michael is the Regional Community Engagement Manager, Central South Eastern Region and has been in that role since 2017. Similar to his colleagues in Northern and Western Regions, his role is to ensure the views of the community and broader sector directly informs the way in which the ALS delivers its services to Aboriginal people across the Central South Eastern Region.
Taking a human right approach, Michael posses a strong passion for reducing the gap around critical areas of health and early childhood and particularly around ensuring children receiving the best possible start to life and that they have positive connections to their culture/s and kinship networks.