Professional Background and Experience
Michael is GFG Alliance’s Development Director for Australia. He joined the Alliance following a decade with Nyrstar, the Belgian-listed global leader in mining and multi-metal processing, where he was senior vice-president for metals processing. He was responsible for operations employing around 3,000 people at seven sites in Europe, USA and Australia, and led the US$500m flagship project to completely revitalise the ageing Port Pirie lead smelter in South Australia.
Previously a corporate/M&A lawyer with Clayton Utz and general counsel for Smorgon Steel, Michael has been at the forefront of a whole succession of major acquisitions, investments and redevelopments in metals and mining. He has a track record of success in securing and implementing high-profile deals for the industry across the globe, including playing a key role in the US$1.2 billion merger between the Smorgon Steel Group and OneSteel.
His extensive experience at senior level in the sector covers a wide range of metals, including steel, zinc, lead, silver and gold and encompasses both primary production and steel recycling.
Qualifications and Honours
- Bachelor of Commerce (Monash University)
- Bachelor of Laws (Monash University)
- Master of Taxation Law, International Taxation (University of Melbourne)