Michael is the President and previous Chief Operating Officer at Planetree International, a mission-driven non-profit setting the global standard for person-centered excellence across the continuum of care.
Michael joined the organization after nine years of healthcare management work in Australia. Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the international and consulting divisions of The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) working across Australia and 15 countries in the Middle East and Asia Pacific to support improvements in safety, quality, and outcomes.
During his tenure, Michael led the development of standards focused on person-centered care and systems to encourage healthcare organizations to improve services for patients, staff, families, and surrounding communities.
Previously, Michael worked at St. John of God Healthcare in Melbourne leading complex transformational programs such as division divestments and workforce optimization.
He received his Masters in Healthcare Policy and Financing from London School of Economics and is pursuing a PhD from the University of Cambridge exploring the impact of person-centered care implementation on outcomes and healthcare value.