In 2004 Michael travelled the world on a career break after working for nearly 10 years in both insurance and banking IT roles, including 5 years in senior IT Management positions in the Bank of Ireland.
Michael decided to permanently relocate to Australia during those travels and from late 2004 to 2012 Michael was the CIO for 3 start-ups, Lumo Energy, the fastest growing and most successful Energy retailer since deregulation, Direct Connect, the fastest growing, largest and at the time, most successful Utilities Connection Company in Australia, and Infratil Energy Australia, an energy generation company, building and managing power stations throughout Australia.
After many years learning and understanding start-up and more established enterprises businesses Michael gained a great deal of expertise, and wanting to pursue a dream of running his own technology company, Michael set out on a journey to bring together his core competencies in Technology and Digital.
While focusing on new models to disrupt the moving market the inception of now global enterprise, Tili Group began along with utilihub®, Movinghub® and the Movologist® brands all designed to service the moving, comparisons and switching markets.
Michael is an innovative, results-focused Executive with over 20 years experience in delivering strategic Information Technology and Business outcomes for major organisations across the public and private sector with vast experience in energy, finance and banking and marketing and sales. He has successfully delivered large scale, high-risk projects across multi-site national and international operations whilst leading diverse teams of senior professionals to achieve new levels of success in competitive markets. His in-depth technical expertise, consultative and collaborative style, impressive business acumen and management ability ensure the achievement of outstanding results.