Michelle is the Chief Operating Officer of the Australian National University Cyber Institute. Michelle has worked for over 25 years in national security, with a strong focus on emerging technologies, cyber and information policy development and multi-national relationships.
Michelle’s roles have included developing programs focussed on talent strategies for cyber professionals, working closely with Australian universities to support STEM talent development and intern opportunities. Michelle has led teams in Cyber Security for strategic engagement with Federal & State governments, key Industry partners on cyber security solutions and technologies development and delivery of cyber security; policy and advice. She has directed a range of security engagements across the Defence portfolio, Defence Industry and international partners in support of policy development, information agreements, strategic planning, training and awareness.
Michelle served in Washington as the Australian liaison providing Australian perspectives to shape and contribute to AUS/US relations.
Michelle joined the Public Service in 2002 after a 13 year career with the Royal Australian Navy.
Michelle holds a Master of Arts in Strategy & Management from the University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Further Education & Training from the University of Queensland and has attended the Senior Executives in National & International Security Executive Program at Harvard / Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.