Michael co-founded the VetFriends group in 2005 and partnered with Sydney Veterinarians to grow the group to 15 practices before establishing VetPartners with Jon Shell, Brett Hodgkin and NVA in February 2016. Today Michael is Chairman of VetPartners.
The goal for the group is to build a sustainable veterinary company that can take advantage of the benefits and central resources available with scale, whilst maintaining the ever-enduring success of locally led and community focused small businesses.
Michael has over 35 years’ experience building and managing multi-site, locally focused businesses in building products, subcontracting, and childcare as well as most recently over 15 years in the Veterinary industry.
The fundamental key to success with all these businesses is empowering and trusting people to do what they love to do. Then backing them up with learning and development opportunities to continuously improve and succeed in a rewarding career.
Michael is a keen sailor, multiple Australian Champion and represents Australia at International events around the world. He is also currently President of a non-profit global Sailing Association with members in 17 countries and responsibility for international events worldwide.