Michael was educated by the Dominicans, Blackfriars Priory School and the Mercy Sisters, Mercedes College, Adelaide.
He spent twelve years in the insurance and finance sector during which time he completed his Insurance Institute Diploma.
Michael is a past president and life member of Mercedes College Old Scholars Association and founding president of the Mercedes Old Collegians Soccer Club, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
In 2002, Michael moved to Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Gabrielle and three sons Samuel, Patrick and Harry. His active involvement in parish life and ministry within the Noosa District Parish led to a role as Parish Manager where Michael has been employed for the last eight years, overseeing the administrative functions of a thriving parish.
Michael has been an active member of St Thomas More P&F and is currently a Pastoral Board member for St Thomas More Primary, Sunshine Beach and St Teresa's College, Noosaville.