BBS (Hons), business guru by day, country rocker by night

I believe in the people, the business model and the difference ComplyWith can make.


We at ComplyWith feel hugely privileged to have had Michael on our board since mid-2014.

Michael has extensive senior executive and governance experience with multinational, cooperative and Crown-owned companies. He was a founding partner of the Australasian leadership and business coaching group, AltusQ.

He is Chancellor of Massey University. Michael holds a wide range of other governance roles, including chairing the boards of Plant & Food Research, the Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council, Spring Sheep Milk Co, as well as being a director of several companies including Farmers Mutual Group (FMG).

Manage your energy not your time


Michael is passionate about his country and is dedicated to the commercial and cultural success of organisations in New Zealand.

He speaks regularly at industry groups and forums on the primary industries and AgriFood, and the increasing role of Māori in these sectors. He is also keenly interested in the science and innovation sector.

Of Taranaki, Ngā Ruahine and Ngāti Ruanui descent, Michael lives in Wellington, New Zealand with his wife Janine and their two sons.

When he’s relaxing, if Mike’s not tinkering away on his latest custom motorcycle build, you may well find him rocking-out with country and western band the High Plains Drifters.

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