Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management
Research and teaching specialtiesOperations Management, Strategic Supply Chain Management, Project Management
Michael is an experienced commercial practitioner and executive manager with “skin in the game”, and an academic with a passion for learning.
As a practitioner, Michael is currently Group Executive with a nationwide medical provider, giving him a day-to-day perspective upon the challenges experienced by service-based organisations in an uncertain world. His professional background in the health & utilities sectors has provided him the opportunity to gain expertise extending to operational service delivery management, strategic procurement, business improvement, commercial analysis, business planning and performance, business continuity planning, incident management, contract management, relationship management, integrated assurance, compliance, risk and quality management, portfolio and program leadership and technology deployment.
Michael completed a Master of Business – Executive with specialties in Strategic Procurement and Complex Program Management (awarded Deans Award for Academic Excellence) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (Commercial Law) at the Queensland University of Technology. While at QUT, Michael competed in the 2014 John Molson International MBA Case Competition in Montreal, Canada. Michael has also been a judge in the 2017 and 2018 Global Business Challenge.
Michael’s professional experience strongly influences his research interest in service-based supply chains and strategic partnerships facing disruption, turbulence, and volatility. He seeks to examine operation and supply chain management constructs through the lens of antifragility, and related dynamic complexity and systems theory, considering the increasing level of disruption, turbulence, and volatility. Michael considers the evolving and non-linear threat of disorder as a future focused business opportunity.
Michael’s teaching philosophy is to share his love of lifelong learning and its transformational potential. He seeks to help students contextualise advanced management concepts within their organisations and experience, enabling action and impact. Michael values empathy and availability, seeking to understand each student’s lived reality as a way of tailoring learning support and availability.
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