Forensic technology specialist partnering with clients to manage technology and information risk.
Michael is a highly respected technology specialist with more than 15 years of experience in Computer Forensics, Technology Investigations, Information Management and Electronic Discovery. He partners with clients to proactively and reactively manage technology and information risk and prides himself on cultivating trusted relationships which are underpinned by a collaborative and personalised focus.
He has led a broad range of matters including engagements for Royal Commissions, Class Action and Regulatory proceedings. He provides advice on high quality end-to-end forensic and electronic discovery matters, intellectual property theft and employee misconduct investigations, cyber-fraud and security breaches and remediation works. He has also led the complex IT and technical management for some of Australia’s largest restructuring engagements including large scale transformational/IT change projects.
As an expert in his field, he has been engaged as an Independent Forensic Expert in multiple proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts of Victoria and New South Wales. Michael works with clients to implement multiple leading edge technologies that help drive efficiencies in order to analyse, manage and resolve matters.
His extensive experience spans across a wide range of industries including financial services, construction, energy, Government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, gaming, retail and technology. Michael also has a strong interest in teaching leading him to present guest lectures on Forensic Technology and Cyber Security for Melbourne University and Tullane University.
"I’m passionate about helping clients uncover what has really occurred. This means distilling complex IT concepts into something that is understandable and meaningful."
Qualifications & memberships
C)DFE – Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (Mile2)
CPFA – Certified Professional Forensic Analyst (Nii)
CAANZ - Affiliate Member
Member, Victorian Society for Computers and the Law
Member, Australian Information Security Association
Prince2 Registered Practitioner (ILX Group)
EnCase Computer Forensics II (Guidance Software)
iPro Certified Administrator
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), University of Otago
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus), Performance Voice/Opera, First Class Honours