In his (now) distant youth, Mike joined the Department of Defence, investing several years in understanding how that agency works. He then embarked on a career in industry with BAE Systems and QinetiQ – with interludes at RPDE and the UK’s NITEworks collaborative programs.
For the last several years Mike has found a home at KPMG, where he has supported the 2016 White Paper as a member of the Minister’s 6-person Expert Panel, worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Defence on their industry policy and approach to sovereign industry, supported various state governments develop defence industry strategy, and aided business and universities to build defence-relevant capabilities.
The growth of KPMG’s space business has been exciting. Working with passionate colleagues across the globe, KPMG has fostered a young, dynamic consulting offering to new Australian Space Agency, State Government and the emergent Space Startup sector. KPMG now houses a team with the technical, commercial and business expertise to drive growth and deliver outcomes for organisations ‘entering space’.