Michael was permanently appointed Deputy Under Treasurer in September 2016 after having acted in the role since February 2014. This followed more than five years as the Executive Director of Treasury’s Economic business unit. In his role, Michael assists the Under Treasurer in the management of Treasury, with a primary focus on whole‑of‑government budget management and fiscal strategy and other priority strategic issues. Michael is also responsible for Treasury’s corporate service functions and providing advice and strategic direction on public sector reform issues.
Michael joined Treasury in 1997, after working in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Commonwealth Treasury. During 2018‑19, Michael has led and participated in several cross-agency steering committees and is Deputy Chair of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation Board.