Michael presently consults to leading UK law firm Fulcrum Chambers where he specializes in internal investigations for major corporations.
He has a solid criminal investigations background gained through service at Victoria Police, the NSW Police Integrity Commission and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
He joined Fulcrum Chambers directly from the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight (OIOS) in New York where he served from 2011 to 2016 as the Director of the Investigations Division responsible for the investigation of allegations of staff misconduct and fraud committed against the Organisation.
Michael has also served as Manager of the World Bank’s External Investigations Unit in Washington D.C., where he managed multiple teams conducting fraud and corruption investigations into World Bank projects globally.
Michael has been a regular speaker at a variety of international investigations forums including the International Foreign Bribery Task Force, the Conference of International Investigators and the US SEC Foreign Bribery and Corruption Conference.
He brings with him considerable experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional and politically sensitive investigations, a highly professional approach and considerable expertise in the fields of fraud and corruption on UN and MDB development projects.
Michael’s qualification as a trainer in the PEACE model of investigative interviewing came from his service as a lecturer at the Charles Sturt University School of Policing during which he delivered PEACE training to a variety of police, defence and other government agencies. He is also responsible for introducing the first PEACE training to the UN and MDB community.
Michael’s qualifications include an LL.M (Int’l Criminal Law) and an M.A (Police Studies).