Listen first, speak second.
To see people achieve their own dreams.
Michael’s passion is people. Seeing them succeed in business is the pinnacle. Having done the hard yards for over 25 years, Michael has learnt the lessons that failure, hardwork and persistence have to offer, which makes the successes even sweeter. His leadership skills and entrepreneurial prowess have been sharpened over time giving him a business skill set which is proven and astute.
Away from the office Michael and his wife Vicki enjoy the classroom of cinema and travel – the culture, language, cuisine, geography and the people.
As parents, Michael and Vicki are thrilled to see their two children doing very well for themselves in pursuit of their own careers, law and engineering.
Michael is a keen squash player and runs 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 with mates (Elite Athletes) Michael has engaged the belief that it’s not just a corporate responsibility to give back but also a personal commitment to live a life that improves those of others. We are blessed to be a blessing.
A summary of some of our charitable giving is as follows :
A few years back Michael and 4 mates got together and formed a group called the Elite Athletes. They keep each other accountable with health and fitness, setting themselves annual lifestyle goals. They try to meet and train weekly and over the years have run half marathons in various countries together, climbed mountains and gotten dirty in Tough Mudders.
More recently they decided they wanted to make a difference where they could in the local community. As a result, they organise annual Gala Dinners to support Teen Challenge, an organisation that makes an invaluable contribution to at risk people in our communities.
Pictured are some of the memories these “Athletes” have made together.
Elite Athletes’ Teen Challenge Gala Dinner
Elite Athletes camping at Mt Kosciuszko