Michelle is a seasoned public relations, marketing and media professional, with over 15 years of journalism and communications experience under her belt. She has worked in both government and private sectors, and has considerable experience in event management.
Michelle singles out her work providing social media support during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to amplify the voices of survivors of abuse as particularly satisfying. She also loves any role that contributes to a cause (the #standbesideher campaign is her favourite).
A great athlete in her own right, Michelle has worked on several major sporting events. Leading up to the Sydney Olympic Games she was the Sport Publications Manager and during the Games she was a flash quote reporter for the News Service, capturing the raw emotions of athletes from around the world as they crossed the finish line.
Michelle enjoys hanging with her family, camping, bushwalking, beach time, sports, reading and movies. And she hopes that one day everyone will become just a little more tolerant of each other.