Michael’s passion is people; he enjoys teaching and mentoring. GASP Education is all about enabling others to find success in life (financial success).
Having done the hard yards for over 30 years, Michael has learned the lessons that failure, hard work, and persistence have to offer, which makes the successes even sweeter and his advice so valuable. His leadership skills, strategic insight, and entrepreneurial prowess have been sharpened over time giving him a business skill set that is proven and astute.
Michael holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma of Financial Planning.
Michael and his wife, Vicki have been married for over 30 years and as parents, are thrilled to see their two children pursuing their own careers in law and engineering.
Away from the office Michael and his wife Vicki enjoy the classroom of cinema and travel – the culture, language, cuisine, geography, and the people.
Michael is a keen squash player, has loved running & does hiking to keep fit. Over the years some of his more memorable runs have included the New York Marathon, Auckland half marathon, Gold Coast half marathon, and the Bridge to Brisbane.
Whether through his business interests or personal life with mates (Elite Athletes), Michael has engaged in corporate responsibility to give back as well as a personal commitment to living a life that improves those of others.
A summary of some of our charitable giving is as follows:
A few years back now, Michael and four mates got together and formed a group called Elite Athletes. They keep each other accountable with health and fitness, setting themselves annual physical challenges. Over the years have run half marathon in various countries together, climbed mountains, and participated in events like Tough Mudders.
More recently they decided they wanted to make a difference where they could in the local community. As a result, they now organise annual Gala Dinners to support Teen Challenge and more recently set up a non-profit organisation called Ladybird Care Foundation which was launched in 2020.