With an impressive work history spanning over 25 years across a wide range of organisations in the sport, major events and tourism sectors, Michelle has a proven track record of success in strategy, bidding, project management, operational planning and the delivery of major sporting events.
Michelle is currently a Principal at MI Associates, an Australian based global business who specialise in venues, events and advisory consultancy across Sports, Art & Culture and Tourism, boasting a clientele of the some of the biggest events and sporting organisations in the world.
Throughout her career, Michelle has been highly sought after for her skills in mega & major events. Michelle has held a CEO role delivering the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games and senior leadership roles leading strategic, project and operational planning for major international events including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006, Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 and the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
Michelle recently led Basketball Australia’s successful development and delivery of the FIBA 2022 Women’s World Cup candidature and bid. She also developed and led the Venue Selection process across 14 host cities in Australia and New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Responsible for identifying and securing major events in Victoria, she developed Victoria’s Regional Events Strategy and is currently working with the IOC in Tokyo at the 2021 Olympic Games.