Michael’s career was launched off the back of his boyhood dream of designing racing cars. In 1999 he migrated to Europe as a Design Engineer, and over 15 years he held various design engineering and management roles in motorsport organisations competing in series as varied as the World Endurance Championship, World Rally Championship, and the Formula 1 World Championship. As an early adaptor of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the motorsport industry he was acutely aware of the opportunities available to enhance performance.
After returning to Australia, he pursued a design idea on an AM heat exchanger that proved to have ground-breaking performance potential and launched Conflux soon thereafter. Conflux has now grown into a world leading organisation that combines specialisations in heat transfer and additive manufacturing.
Michael has Governance responsibility as the Chairman of the Board of Directors; Strategic Leadership as CEO; Technical Leadership as CTO.
He is actively involved in all aspects of the business with significant effort in design engineering, relationship building, partnership research projects and industry speaking engagements. A considerable amount of his time is invested in strategy development and ensuring the right resources are in place to fulfil our vision.
"It’s a rare opportunity in life to germinate a company from the kernel of an idea into a flourishing team of highly skilled scientists, engineers and commercialisation experts all motivated to have a positive impact on the world"