Michelle is a leading global communication executive with an international career spanning Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Returning to Australia in late 2019, she took on this dual role having previously held global leadership positions for Edelman while based in London as Managing Director, Global Client Strategy, COO of Europe and Chair of the agency's global brand business.
Michelle advises boards and c-suite leaders on reputation and brand opportunities and is a keen advocate for shared value, the importance of trust building, and the responsibility of today’s business leaders. She is passionate about the role of creativity and is a sought-after speaker and judge at international media, marketing and creative festivals. She was the global President of the PR Jury at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Previously, Michelle worked in leadership roles at the WPP Group in Asia Pacific.
A mother of two children, Michelle is an active mentor and supporter of women in business and creative services. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and is an active participant of Edelman’s Global Women in Leadership program, was a founding Board Member of the Global Women in PR network and was previously a Board Director of The Communications Council in Australia serving on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a current Non-Executive Director for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and is a member of the NSW Advisory Board for food relief charity SecondBite.