- Commerce Certificate Accounting
- Diploma of Financial Services (General Insurance)
- Diploma Loss Adjusting
- Fellow Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters
- Fellow Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
- Certified Insurance Professional, CIP
- Fellow International Federation of Adjusting Associations, FIFAA
- Justice of the Peace
Michael is a Chartered Loss Adjuster and past President of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters.
Michael has practiced as a loss adjuster for 26 years. Prior to joining Technical Assessing, he was a Licensee and National Director of McLarens Young International, Australia, owning and successfully managing offices in country NSW and Tasmania.
Michael had previously worked in the accounting industry with David Jones retailer after leaving school and was a detective with the ACT Police and Australian Federal Police, specialising in fraud investigation.
He has successfully managed a wide variety of insurance claims, from multiple total loss domestic dwellings to total commercial losses, well exceeding the million dollar range.
Michael was involved in Adjusting losses following the Myer fire incident in Tasmania, handling construction and Business Interruption losses. Michael has travelled to work on catastrophe claims; two memorable were the hailstorm claims in Brisbane and the Canberra fires.
Michael is a past President of AICLA, a former Director of AICLA, and was Division Chair of AICLA Tasmania on two separate occasions. Michael is currently on the Claims Factuality Advisory Board of ANZIIF. He was a Southern Tasmania Regional Director of Crime Stoppers for 11 years, representing the Insurance Industry on several occasions in this capacity in crime prevention matters.